Anne Frank Archive Zachary Jennison - Period 4

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The Secret Annex

Anne, her family, and some other Jewish families were in hiding in an attic Anne refers to as "The Secret Annex." A secret door behind a bookcase in Otto Frank's spice shop went to this room, where they hid for 20 months until they were found.

The Booksheld the secret annex was located behind
A picture of The Anne Frank house today

The Westerkerk

A church very close to where The Secret Annex was, it has a bell that rings every hour that help Anne keep track of time. It is mentioned frequently in her diary. There is also a memorial stature of Anne Frank outside of it.

The Anne Frank memorial stature located outside the old church
The clock tower that Anne can hear the bells from.

Nuremberg Law

The original chart used to determine who was a Jew or not.

I: 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.

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

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

IV: 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.

V: 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 Were laws seT by the german GOVERNMENT to assure that there would be a "pure" GERMAN BLOODLINE, with no jewish blood in it. These laws were awful, making it so jewish people could noT marry, or even show love, to a german. Jewish people could not have yound germans working in their busIness, so some had to hsut down because of no workers. They made it so the germans could not fly the german flag. Some might thInk that them beIng able to have Jewish colors, but these were used to easily identify Jewish people. Anyone who broke these laws were punished heavily. Theses laws were awful, making it so people couldn't love each other if one of them was Jewish. They ruined business and basically stripped Jews of Germany citizenshiP.


Propaganda is a form of media ussally used by governments during war times. It is almost always offensive and misleading. Government like to use this to get the population to agree with them on something, Like poster made by the Nazis that said the Jews were evil. This type of propaganda was called demonization. They used propaganda to say that Jews were the reason for all of Germany's weaknesses and failures. A lot of people though true of what they said, and sides with the Nazis. There are other types of propaganda, like name calling and visual symbols.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank is the second daughter of the Frank family, born June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. When the Frank's went into hiding, she was 13 years old. Anne wrote a diary while she was in hiding, which her farther later published. She was always happy and optimistic. Anne died in a Nazi concentration camp around February 1945.


Margot Frank was born February 16, 1926 in Frankfurt, Germany. She was around 3 years older than her sister Anne. Margot getting a call up paper made the Frank family go into hiding. She was the complete opposite of Anne, being quite and neat. She died in the same camp as her sister around February 1945.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the farther of Margot & Anne Frank, and fought in World War I. He was the calm one, the leader of the Secret Annex. He was the only member of the Frank family to survive World War II. After the war, he published Anne's diary. Mr. Frank later died on August 19, 1980 in Basel, Switzerland.

Peter Van Pels

Peter Van Pels was born November 8th, 1926 in Osnabrück, Germany. In July of 1926, Peter and his parents moved to the Netherlands. His family went into hiding with the Frank family in the secret annex. After the residents of the annex are found, he is sent to Auschwitz. On May 10th, 1945, Peter dies after he is sent to Mauthausen.

Act 1 Summary

This act details the first year of the Frank family and the Van Dana family in hiding. It shows how the families adjust to having to be stuck up in a small room together and having to be quiet for the entire day. It shows thing like the conflict between Anne and her Mom and how some foods are scarce. During the act Mr. Dussel joins the Annex, adding another person to feed. Leading up to the climax, Anne gives gifts to everybody in Hanukkah to show that she did care about them. The climax of the act was when a theif broke into the store and stole some money and a radio. Some people in the Annex thought it was the Nazis coming for them. Once they found out I was a theif, so feared that the theif would report them to the Nazismif he was caught.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began on April 19, 1943 and ended May 16, 1943.

In theUprising, around 7,000 Jewish fighters and around 300 Germans soilders.

The Uprising boosted the morale of Jews in Poland.

Anne Frank Act II SummarY

After almost a year and a half of hiding in the Secret Annex, everyone inside is a lot thinner because of the lack of food to go around. At the begging of the book, an employee of the store they are hiding blackmails them for a higher paycheck, which they are forced to give. Anne and Peter are becoming freinds in this act, as she goes to his room almost every day to talk. The climax of this act is that they are found by the Nazis, and are captured. They were given five minutes to,gather their things and leave the annex. The act ends with Mr. Frank closing Anne's diary after reading it. He says that Anne will always be a better person then he was to end off the book.


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