Anne Frank Portfolio Lauren Beamer - Period 3

Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

The Anne Frank House

In her home their are three parts. The warehouse, the landing, and the secret annex. The ware house below the secret annex is where Anne father and his partner worked and sold spices. The landing is where you could acces the warehouse and the office entrance. The secret annex is the group of small rooms where the Franks and a few other Jewish families stayed while Hitler was taking Jews to consentration camps.

This is a wax figure representing Anne Frank writing in her diary while they were in the secret annex.
This is a real photo of the movable bookcase that hid the Franks and other Jewish families.


The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch museum focusing on the art and history of Amsterdam. It was moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where its first location was the Royal Palace. It is the largest museum in the country. It has collected one million objects to put on display from 1200 to 2000.

This is a picture from the inside of the museum showing the variety of books in their library.
This is one of the art pieces on display. It is an angel telling the people to be silent

Nuremberg Law

  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 or 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.
The Nuremberg Law was a law enforced by Hitler during World War 2. It was a law segregating Jews from Germans, so they could protect German blood. It said Jews could not marry Germans, bare children with Germans, or hire German women under the age of 45. Jews could not fly the German flag or wear their colors, they were allowed to wear Jewish colors so they determine who was German and who wasn't. The Nuremberg Law was a law enforced to segragate Jewish people from Germany.


Propaganda is a tool used by many people to show how they are better or someone else is better than someone or something. There are many ways people use propaganda. A few types of propaganda are bandwagon, testimonial, transfer, emotional appeal, and name calling. Testimonial is when you used a famous person to publicize your idea. Name calling is when you show your competitor is worse by saying derogatory words that you believe describe them. Propaganda is false advertisement that either make you feel someone/something is horrible or someone/something is amazing.


Otto Frank

Otto Frank is born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He had three siblings, an American older brother, a younger brother, and a sister. Her father was the head of the family bank which handled currency trading. On August 19, 1980, Otto Frank dies in Basel, Switzerland.

Edith Frank

Edith Holländer was born in Aachen on January 16, 1900. She had two older brothers and an older sister. The Holländer father celebrated Jewish holidays and keep a kosher like household. January 6, 1945, Edith dies in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Peter van Pels

Peter is born on 8 November 1926, in Osnabrück. He is an only child living with his mother, Auguste van Pels, and his father, Hermann van Pels. When sent to Auschwitz, Peter survives the selection. He dies May 10, 1945 in Mauthausen.

Miep Gies

She was born in Vienna, Austria, on February 15, 1909. She moved to the Netherlands after World War 1 with other children. She liked it so much she asked her parents if she could stay with her Dutch parents in the Netherlands. In 1933, she started working for Otto Frank as his secretary in his jam business. She lived to be 100, but sadly died January 11, 2010.

Act I Summary

The play is set during / before World War II when Germany was sending Jews to concentration camps. The Frank's were a middle class family that had jobs and went to school. After hearing news of Jews being sent to concentration camps, the Frank family and the Van Daan family (a family friend of the Frank's which included Mrs. Van Daan, Mr. Van Daan, and their son Peter who was a few years older than Anne) went into hiding with the help of Meip and Mr. Krawler above Mr. Frank's business. Anne is a young girl going through many changes, but the mean time she is very obnoxious and rowdy. After a few months another man called Mr. Dussel joined them which caused many people to become upset. During one dinner, they heard a noise down in the building below after all of the workers went home. Peter accidentally knocked over a lamp alerting the thief below exposing their hiding place.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place in the summer of 1942.

How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? Out of the 56,000 Jews captured in the Warsaw Ghetto, about 7,000 were shot.

How many German soldier and Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising? About 300 Germans and 7,000 Jews were killed in the uprising.

As a result of the uprising, what did it do for Jewish morale in Poland? As a result of the uprising, Jewish morale was lifted briefly in Poland.

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