Margot Frank
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany, later Netherlands, then stateless
Date of Birth: 1926
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Typhus while in a concentration camp (World War II)
Religion: Judaism
Parents: Otto and Edith Frank
Relatives: Anne Frank (sister)
Turtledove Appearances:
"The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging"
POD: July, 1944
Type of Appearance: Posthumous (?) reference
Spouse: Unnamed husband
Margot Betti Frank (16 February 1926 – early March 1945) was the eldest daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, and the older sister of Anne Frank. It was the pending deportation order issued by the Gestapo to Margot that hastened the Frank family into hiding in 1942. The family was betrayed in 1944. The Frank women subsequently perished in Bergen-Belsen. Margot died of typhus in March 1945. According to the diary of her younger sister Anne, Margot was keeping a diary as well, but no trace of Margot's diary has ever been found.

Margot Frank in "The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging"Edit

Margot Frank, her family, and four other Jews, were able to hide for the duration of World War II emerging from their hiding place, the Secret Annexe, only after the Netherlands were liberated in 1945. The eight people quickly dispersed, and the Franks saw little of each other after that. Margot stayed in the Netherlands and married a Dutchman.

In 2013, an elderly Anne Berkowitz (nee Frank), now living in a retirement home in California, shared some of her experiences with the eighth-grade history class from nearby Junipero Middle School. While she acknowledged Margot, she did not share the fact that both sisters had been attracted to Peter van Pels.