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Anne Frank Video Biography

Exploring the Setting

When the Franks went into hiding in Amsterdam they stayed in the secret annex, a hiding place in an apartment building which they shared with the Van Pels and a dentist named Mr. Pfeffer. The annex was in the back of the building and had the widows covered carefully with cloth, which prohibited from anyone to look in and see the fugitives. The annex looked out onto a garden or main yard for all the buildings, this garden held a chestnut tree which Anne often would write about in her diary.

Amsterdam is also home to one of the world greatest art collections. The worlds largest Van Goh art collection. This Mueseum features a guided tour, a permanent collection, Friday night parties, a kids activity center, and an intimate experience with some of his most famous paintings. For people looking to learn about Van Gogh there are workshops, and lectures. The mueseum itself conducts reasearch on Van Gogh's paintings, they also do projects, and have a library filled with books on Van Gogh and his paintings.

Numerberg Law

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.

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

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

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.

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 Numerberg laws were made to segregate the Jewish population from the rest of Germany. Jews were not allowed to Marry or have any relations with people of arian race. They were not allowed to show pride in Germany by carrying their flag. They were also not allowed to have people under 45 as relations or as housemates. Any Jew to be accused of committing a crime would be sent to prison immediately.


Propaganda is a form of manipulation used by media outlets, political parties, countries, and any other forms of industry. It can be used to manipulate public views though byast or opinionated context. One example of how people can use propaganda is through catchy slogans in commercials, or television programs. Another type would be through caricatures and other forms of advertisements on billboards or other public areas. Demonizing the opposite of your opinion in any way that would be seen by others. Symbols and Patriotism are other ways to make people think that it is important for the them to stick up for their country whether their morals are right or wrong. WW2 is a real life example of how people were effected by Adolf Hitler who used propaganda in many ways to demonize Jews and other countries fighting his cause.


Otto Frank

Otto Frank is the second youngest out of his siblings. He was born 1889 and married to Edith Holländer May 12, 1925 and had 2 children Margot and Anne. During the war Otto took his family into hiding with another family called the Van Pels whom he did buisness with and Meir Geis who helped the families. Sadly Ottoand his family were captured and sent to different camps. Otto was sent to Auschwitz. He was the only member of his family to survive the war.

Peter Van Pels

Peter Van Pels was the son of Hermann and Auguste Van Pels. He was 16 years old when he first moved into the annex with his family and the Franks. At first when Peter and Anne met they fought a lot, but over time they developed greater feelings toward one another. Peter was later captured and taken to Auschwitz with Otto but was transferred to Mauthausen camp where he died of illness. He just 18.

Fritz Pfeffer

Mr. Pfeffer was a German dentist who left Germany for Amsterdam in 1938. He was married to Vera Bythiner in 1926 and they had a child named Werner. The couple later divorced in 1933. He moved to the secret annex in 1942 and when the people from the annex were caught he was sent to Westerbork camp but later moved to Auschwitz where he died December of 1944.

Miep Gies

Hermine (Miep) Gies was born to a large family in 1909. Her family was so large that her mother had to send her to the Netherlands to live with a foster family that could afford her. In 1933 Miep becomes the secretary to Otto Frank's company and marries only 8 years later on July 16, 1941. During 1942 Miep helps the Franks and Van Pels into hiding. Two years later on August 4, 1944 the families are arrested by Nazis but Miep is not taken. After the war Miep gives Otto Frank Anne's diary which was later published.

Act 1 Summary

At the beginning of act one Otto Frank has come back to Amsterdam after the war. Miep greets him and shows him Anne's diary. The story flashes back to when the family are getting ready to move into the annex with the Van Pels. The Van Pels prove to be a challenging family to live with and their son Peter is so serious and rude. After some time Mr. Dussel moves in too and becomes Anne's roommates and is very annoying. During Hanukkah Anne puts their differences aside and gets everyone a gift. They have a lovely evening until Peter drops a lamp and seemingly scares off a thief.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? The Warsaw ghetto uporising took place between April 19, 1943 - May 16, 1943.

How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? 13,300 people, German and Jews alike died in the Ghetto.

How many German soldier and Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising? 13,00 Jewish fighters died and 300 German soldiers were killed.

As a result of the uprising, what did it do for Jewish morale in Poland? It caused the Jews to gain confidence and a sense of pride to finally be able to fight the Nazis.

Act 2 Summary

At the beginning of Act 2 the families in the annex are slowly becoming more restless with their conditions. They became sick of each other and hungry for food since portions had become so small. However Peter and Anne slowly became tolerant of one another and ended up becoming friends. Overtime the food rations shrunk faster than calculated. One night Mr. Pheffer went to set a trap to see who was stealing the food rations. He caught Mr Van Pel stealing half a loaf of bread and there was a huge arguement. Later that night word came that ally troops were arriving to save the Jews. Sadly after awhile of waiting nobody came and the Nazis found the family after the crook tipped them off.


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