Edith Holländer was born in Aachen, Prussia, German Empire back in 1900 to Abraham and Rosa. She attended the Evangelical Higher Girl’s School graduating in 1916. She met Otto and were married in 1925 at Aachen’s synagogue.
The family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, to escape the rise of antisemitism. In 1940, the German’s invaded the Netherlands, the family was hiding at the company Otto worked for. In 1944, she was sent to the Westerbork concentration camp. Her daughters where transported to Bergen-Belsen. She died of starvation in 1945, just three weeks before the Red Army liberated the camp and just 10 days before her 45th birthday.
While you may have never heard of Edith before surely, you’ve heard of one of her daughters, Anne Frank?
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