When Otto Frank rang the doorbell of Jan and Miep Gies' home in Hunzestraat in Amsterdam on June 3, 1945, he already knew that his wife Edith had not survived the war. A lady that had been with her in captivity in the Birkenau concentration camp wrote this note to Otto Frank on November 6, 1945, confirming that Edith Frank had died in the camp on January 6, 1945.
Declaration of Edith Frank's death.Translation:
Zutphen 6 November, 1945
I hereby declare that Mrs Edith Frank died by my side in the concentration camp of Birkenau, at Auschwitz in Poland.
I was there to witness it, so I can attest to it.