Frank, Anne

In the spring of 1925, Otto Frank, the son of Michael Frank and Alice Betty Stern, married Edith Holländer, daughter of Abraham Holländer and Rosa Stern. The Frank family was an assimilated Jewish family and the Jewish Holländer family was still religious. Otto and Edith lived in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and on February 16, 1926, their first child, Margot Betti, was born. Three years later, on June 12, 1929, a second daughter was born: Anneliese Marie, called Anne. Their parents strongly believed in a liberal education to raise independent children. In March 1933, the Nazis took power in Frankfurt, and after Easter, Jewish children were segregated at school. With no future in Germany, the Franks left for the Netherlands. This entry discusses the Franks’ ...

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