Vince Pankoke

Welcome to my Cold Case Diary!

Working undercover for the FBI meant that I could not tell anyone about my work. Now that I have started the preliminary investigation about the arrest and possible betrayal of Anne Frank, I can finally share my experiences with my loved ones, in particular with my daughter, Kate. I make voice recordings for her and keep a diary. She grew up without knowing what her father did, but now, I am thrilled that I can keep her informed about every move I make in this case. I appreciate her insights and she is a great inspiration to me. She says it's time to share my experiences with the rest of the world.

February 11, 2018


Too much to eat, no time to write.
February 9, 2018


Some time to reflect. It helps to write my thoughts down on paper – but I don’t know exactly what. The past few days I focused […]
February 5, 2018


Today, another day at the archive. We move mountains, here. I think we did more than 65 Gestapo documents today. Translating, reading, and decoding the bad […]
February 1, 2018


I thought I’d write more – it clears my head – however: there is no time! So much has happened this week. Too much to recount! […]