Otto Frank Research Paper

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The Evil that Follows During World War II, millions of lives were claimed by the Holocaust; over six million Jews were killed by the Nazis because of Hitler 's hatred towards the Jews. One family, The Franks, were affected by this unnecessary hatred. The Franks were a total of four people, Otto Frank, Edith Frank, Margot Frank, and Anne Frank. The Franks lived a normal life in Germany but decided to move as Jews were given less and less freedom because of Hitler 's laws to oppress the Jews. Even when the Frank Family left Germany to the Netherlands the Nazis invaded there and they were in the same situation once again. The Franks decided to go into hiding behind Otto 's business, but were eventually found by the Gestapo. (the Gestapo was…show more content…
Lastly, the Franks lived a carefree life once again in Amsterdam, Netherlands until danger strikes again. When the Franks decided to move to Amsterdam Otto went first to set up his company and Edith looked for living quarters for the family. Edith found a house in Merwedeplein for the whole family. In Amsterdam Otto was rarely seen at home because he was working hard at his own business that he owned and created. “After staying behind in Germany with her grandmother in the city of Aachen, Anne joined her parents and sister Margot (1926-45) in the Dutch capital in February 1934. In 1935, Anne started school in Amsterdam and earned a reputation as an energetic, popular girl.”(History.com Staff 1) The Franks new life in Amsterdam was going well as Otto is working at his business, Anne and Margot are attending school, and Edith is taking care of her two children. The Franks finally feel safe again in Amsterdam until danger strikes the family once again. In May of 1940, the Nazis invade the Netherlands and the Netherlands surrender after seven days. The Nazis enforce laws that oppress the jews. Because of the new laws has to make one of his associates the owner of his own company. Otto and Edith decide that the dangers are too great for their family and decide that they need to go into hiding. After Margot received a call up to a work camp in Germany they decide to hide a secret annex behind Otto 's business that they had been preparing months earlier. In conclusion, Hitler 's
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