Lead: Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 (June 12), Annelies Marie Frank would not live to see her 16th birthday, but she left a powerful memoir of Jewish life in Nazi occupied Europe, a legacy for the victims of the Holocaust.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Anne was the second of two daughters born to Otto and Edith Frank, a prosperous middle-class Jewish-German couple. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, they began to implement systematic anti-Semitic legislation. Otto, convinced that conditions for Jews would get even worse, moved his family to Amsterdam, and there started a food additives business. The Franks were happy in Amsterdam. They made good friends, attended good schools and enjoyed family vacations. Otto’s business prospered.

 

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