Anne Frank Portfollio Brynn Johnson p.2

Learn About Anne

Exploring the Setting

The Secret Annex

In the Frank house there was a Secret Annex where the Franks hid out. A bookcase in a room would be moved to reveal a secret door that led to the Annex. The Annex was rather spacious and had a enough room for two families.

Picture of the bookcase that would reveal the hidden door

The Canals

There are more than 100 kilometers of canals in the capital of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There are three main canals, Herengracht, Prisengracht, and Keizeragracht. Along the canals there are monument buildings,

Picture of part of the canal

Nuremberg Law

The picture above is the Nuremberg Law, it was a way to tell if someone was a Jew or not.

1. Marriage between Jews and subjects of the state of German or related blood are forbidden. Marriages nevertheless concluded are invalid, even if concluded abroad to circumvent the law. Annulment proceedings can be initiated only by the State Prosecutor.

2. Extramarital intercourse between Jews and subjects of the state of German or related blood is forbidden.

3. Jews may not employ in their household female subjects of the state of German o related blood who are under 45 years old.

4. Jews are forbidden to fly the Reich or National flag or to display the Reich colors. They are, on the other hand, permitted to display the Jewish colors. The exercise of this right is protected by the State.

5. Any person who violates the prohibition under I will be punished by a prison sentence with hard labor. A male who violates the prohibition under I will be punished with a prison sentence with or without hard labor. Any person violating the provisions under III or IV will be punished with a prison sentence of up to one year and a fine, or with one or the other of these penalties. The Reich Minister of the Interior, in coordination with the Deputy of the Führer and the Reich Minister of Justice, will issue the Legal and Administrative regulations required to implement and complete the Law. The Law takes effect on the day following promulgations except for III, which goes into force on January 1, 1936. Nuremberg, September 15, 1935 at the Reich Party Congress of Freedom.


Propaganda is an abundance of different things, from name calling to patriotic appeal. Propaganda is using everyday things to in a way brainwash you. Propaganda can be used in posters, many people made propaganda posters during WWII. As for name calling and patriotic appeal those aren't the only two, name calling is as it says calling someone a name but if the person is well know and people listen to they will think that. Demonization, catchy slogans, humor or caricatures, patriotic appeal, etc are all ways of some sort of brainwash, which basically describes propaganda.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She went to school at Joods Lyceum a Jewish high school. Anne is joker and very lively she had lots of friends before she went into hiding. But when she went into hiding she revealed a very serious side of herself. Anne and her sister Margot died in Bergen-Belson in February 1945.

Peter VaN pels

Peter van Pels was born on November 8, 1826 in Osnabrück, Germany. Peter is an only child, and tends to keep to himself. He had many jobs and worked a lot in the Secret Annex. He also had the Dream of working on a rubber plantation. On January 25, 1945 Peter was registered into Mauthausen a concentration camp in Austria. He dies in Mauthausen in May 1945.

Miep Gies

Hermine or Miep Gies was born on February 15, 1909 in Vienna, Austria. She was sent to Netherlands during WWI because of lack of food. She began working for Otto Frank as a secretary in 1933. Miep helped the Franks when they were in hiding. She celebrated her 100th birthday on February 15, 2009 and died January 11, 2010 at the age of 100.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt am Maine. He has two brothers and one sister. In August 1909 Otto left for New York to gain experience at Macy's Department store and in a bank. He was drafted to fight in WWI and is promoted to lieutenant. Otto remarried in 1953. On August 19, 1980 in Basel, Switzerland.

Act I Summary

In Act I of The Diary of Anne Frank everyone is just entering Annex and getting used to what they thought they would only be doing for only a couple of months. At first their were only 7 people in the Annex, the Franks's and the Van Daan's. At the end during Hanukkah a thief comes and now knows about the people in hiding and is blackmailing them.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising happened from April 9 to May 16, 1943 when Hitler decided to liquidate the ghettos. During this time approximately 300 germans and 7,000 jews were were killed. The outcome was a dramatic resistance that raised the morales of Jews.

Act II Summary

In Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank they started off by celebrating New Years with cake that Miep brought. Mr. Kraler talks about how the blackmailer is requesting even more money. Everyone seems to be getting along better and have grown as a group. Anne and Peters have started talking a lot more and going on sorta "dates" and Peter ends up giving Anne a kiss on the cheek. When things seem to be ok Edith has had it with Mr. Van Daan and wants him out of the Annex immediately. Everyone cools down and everything calms down to semi normal. Then Miep tells them that the invasion has begun they call it D-Day. Just when the hopes of the people in hiding are brought up the people in the Annex are taken away to concentration camps and Otto, Anne's father finds out what Anne truly thought about people, "In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."


Created with images by Cabanillas.- - "Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin" • ernohannink - "Anne Frank huis Amsterdam voordeur"

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