Jewish comic actor Matt Lucas came across a very familiar name while researching his family’s history on the celebrity genealogy television show Who Do You Think You Are? – Otto Frank.
The Little Britain star learned that Werner Goldschmidt, his grandmother’s first cousin, rented a room in the Franks’ Amsterdam apartment and was living with them when they went into hiding.
In the episode, Lucas read an entry from Anne Frank’s famous diary mentioning Goldschmidt.
“I would have read this diary when I was younger and never realised that she was talking about a relative of mine,” he said.