Life in Germany 1925 - 1933

“Those years on Marbachweg were among our best times.”
Edith Frank, December 22, 1933

Family

After getting married, Otto and Edith Frank settle in Frankfurt. They soon have children: Margot in 1926, and Anne in 1929. Those first few years are happy ones, but the economic crisis empowers Hitler’s NSDAP. In 1933, Hitler takes over as leader of the German government. Otto and Edith Frank are deeply worried. The persecution of the Jews and the economic crisis cause huge problems. They look for a means of escape.

Anne’s parents The lives of Otto and Edith Frank

Otto Frank marries Edith Holländer in 1925 and they have two daughters, Margot and Anne. Their family life is happy, but there are business troubles.   Otto Frank marries Edith Holländer in 1925 and they have two daughters, Margot and Anne. Their family life is happy, but there are business troubles.

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Anne and Margot in Frankfurt Childhood and schooldays

Anne Frank and her family are happy in Frankfurt. In the early 1930s, however, they feel the effects of the economic crisis. They also start to notice the rising popularity of the Nazis. Anne Frank and her family are happy in Frankfurt am Main. In the early 1930s, however, they feel the effects of the economic crisis. They also start to notice the rising popularity of the Nazis.Anne Frank and her family are happy in Frankfurt am Main. In the early 1930s, however, they feel the effects of the economic crisis. They also start to notice the rising popularity of the NazisAnne Frank and her family are happy in Frankfurt am Main. In the early 1930s, however, they feel the effects of the economic crisis. They also start to notice the rising popularity of the Nazis. p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }p.western { }a:link { } Anne Frank and her family are happy in Frankfurt am Main. In the early 1930s, however, they feel the effects of the economic crisis. They also start to notice the rising popularity of the Nazis.

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Difficult times in Germany Financial setbacks and antisemitism

Because of the economic crisis Otto Frank's business is struggling. This and the Nazi coup in 1933 make the Franks decide to emigrate. At the end of the year, the family moves to the Netherlands.

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Weimar, Aufmarsch der Nationalsozialisten

Why Adolf Hitler hated Jews Three key reasons

It is difficult to pinpoint one single trigger for Adolf Hitler’s (1889-1945) antisemitism, but three key reasons can be…

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Aufmarsch am Abend der Machtergreifung Hitlers

Establishment of the Nazi dictatorship Getting rid of the opposition

Hitler turns Germany into a dictatorship within months. The Nazi regime persecutes political opponents. Jews suffer under discriminatory rules and violence.

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Anne writes:

Living in Germany

"My father, the most adorable father I've ever seen, didn't marry my mother until he was thirty-six and she was twenty-five. My sister Margot was born in Frankfurt am Main in Germany in 1926. I was born on June 12, 1929."

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Anne's surroundings

Otto Frank Anne and Margot's father, Edith's husband

Otto sets up a business in the Netherlands. After that, his family can come over too.

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Edith Frank Anne and Margot's mother, Otto's wife

Edith has trouble settling down in the Netherlands.

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Margot Frank Daughter of Otto and Edith, sister of Anne

Otto and Edith’s daughter, Anne’s sister Margot is a quiet, serious girl who enjoys studying.

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