The Frank Family

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In March 1933, when the Jewish population faced increasing danger in Germany, some 37,000 Jews emigrated to neighboring countries. The Frank family is one of the most famous of these resettling families. The Franks were a Jewish family that lived in Germany at the time of the Holocaust. The members of this family were Otto, Edith, Margot, and Anne Frank. Before, during, and after WWII, the Frank family had a great effect on the view of WWII for many people. First, in Otto Frank’s early life, he was a great Jewish businessman. Second, the Frank family lived in Germany with no fear before Hitler was appointed chancellor. Finally, during the Frank’s migration through Europe, they lived in many varying living situations. First, in Otto Frank’s…show more content…
Anne Frank’s family was traced back to Judengasse, Jewish ghetto. This was a very cramped area of Germany where Otto Frank was raised as a child. “In 1925, Otto Frank married Edith Hollander, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist from Aachen”(History of the Frank Family 1). The Frank family then moved into Otto’s mom’s house with five others. Then had their children, Margot and Anne. The Franks then moved to Switzerland to follow Erich to his new job. In 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor and began immediate Jewish discrimination. The Franks then moved to Amsterdam than the Netherlands, but still faced discrimination. Eventually, Margot received a letter that told her to report a German work camp at once. In conclusion this is how and when the Franks knew they needed to leave…show more content…
Amid the Franks’ early life during the Holocaust and the constant discrimination, Otto Frank made a secret annex, an extra, smaller building that is connected to another building, outside the back of his business complex. There was always the chance that the Franks might have had to go into hiding, so Otto was taking precautions. However, when Margot received a letter that called her to Nazi, Germany to enter a labor camp, the decision was solidified. Due to the family hiding for 25 months, and Anne Frank writing a diary during this time, the Frank family made a very large and lasting impact on the
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