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Frank was born Marie Frank on 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany, the second daughter of Otto Frank and Edith Frank Hollander. MargotFrank was her elder sister. The Franks were liberal Jews, did not observe all of the customs and traditions of Judaism, and lived in an assimilated community of Jewish and non Jewish citizens of various religions. Edith Frank was the more devout parent, while Otto Frank was interested in scholarly pursuits and had an extensive library both parents encouraged the children to read. On 13 March 1933, elections were held in Frankfurt for the municipal council and Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party won. Antisemitic demonstrations occurred almost immediately and the Franks began to fear what would happen to them if they remained in Germany. Later that year Edith and the children went to Aachen where they stayed with Edith's mother Rosa Hollander. Otto Frank remained in Frankfurt but after receiving an offer to start a company in Amsterdam he moved there to organize the business and to arrange accommodations for his family. The Franks were among 300,000 Jews who fled Germany between 1933 and 1939.