Martha Frank

7 June 1924–1987 (Age 62)
Oberlahnstein, Sankt Goarshausen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Martha

When Martha Frank was born on 7 June 1924, in Oberlahnstein, Sankt Goarshausen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany, her father, Anton Frank, was 39 and her mother, Anna Maria Gebhardt, was 39. She died in 1987, in Lahnstein, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lahnstein, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Herbert Wallach
1922–1994
Martha Frank
1924–1987

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World Events (8)

1933

Age 9

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.
1933

Age 9

The Third Reich rises to power.
1945 · Nuremberg War-Crime Trials

Age 21

On June 7, 1945, the Nuremberg trials begin, and last into the following year. The tribunal tried 24 Nazi officials and put 12 to death by hanging. In total, there were 216 court hearings.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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