Anne Frank's Father Flees Nazi Germany, Starts a Business in Amsterdam Hot

Anne Frank's Father Flees Nazi Germany, Starts a Business in Amsterdam

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After having fled the Nazi persecution in Germany, Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, establishes his firm Opekta Werke in Amsterdam, selling spices and pectin for jam.

When the Nazis invade the Netherlands in 1940, Otto Frank transfers control to non-Jews in order to make the firm look Aryan, but he continues to work there while making plans to get his family to America.

A move to America is made impossible by the declaration of war in 1941. In 1942 he and his family, including Anne Frank, move into the "Secret Annex" above and behind the main Opekta building.

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Otto Frank talks about Anne's Diary

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