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Biography – Margot Betty Frank

Margot Betty Frank was born in Frankfurt am Main on February 16, 1926, three years before her sister Anne Frank, who often mentioned her in the diary. After the war she wanted to emigrate to Palestine and become a midwife.


August 1933 After the Nazis come to power in Germany, her father Otto Frank emigrates from Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam.
1934 Margot Frank, her mother, Edith Frank, and sister, Anne Frank, follow Otto to Amsterdam.
From 1934 Margot Frank attends the Jekerschool and then the Jewish Lyceum.
1942 More stringent measures come into force against the Jewish population in the Netherlands.
July 5, 1942 Margot Frank receives a summons to report for transport to a forced-labour camp in Germany.
July 1942 The Frank family goes into hiding in the secret annex at Prinsengracht 263.
August 4, 1944 Betrayal, arrest and deportation of those in hiding.
August 8, 1944 Sent to Westerbork concentration camp (NL).
September 3, 1944 Margot Frank is deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp (PL) on the last transport from Westerbork.
October 28, 1944 Margot Frank is moved to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (D).
Early March 1945 Margot Frank dies of exhaustion and typhus. She is buried in one of the mass graves at Bergen-Belsen.

Further biographies

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She was given the autograph album that she used as a diary for her 13th birthday. Following her death, it gained worldwide significance as an important historical document.

Otto Frank

As the sole survivor of the Frank family, Otto Frank devoted his life to spreading the message of his daughter Anne and her diary until his death in 1980.

Edith Frank

Edith Frank-Holländer was born in Aachen (Germany) on January 16, 1900. She was the wife of Otto Frank and the mother of Margot and Anne.