Anne Frank Portfolio Andrew Choi P.2

The Franks secret annex was a secret room in the back of the apartment. You could access it by going through the very left door, going up the stairs, past the right door, to the back of the hallway. Next you open the door, finding yourself in a little closet with a bookshelf, next you slide the bookshelf, and you find yourself in the annex. The Franks stayed in refuge in the secret annex for two years during the war, before getting caught. It was a wise but problematic choice for them.

Westkirk church

The westkirk church is the oldest church in Amsterdam, it was just blocks away from their secret annex. The church was rarely used during the war because people were already finding refuge.

Nuremberg law

The Nuremberg laws were supposed to sort out the Jews from the other German citizens. The law came with a list that determines what Jewish blood you have in your heritage. This was only the start of the holocaust, or extermination of Jews.

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 F├╝hrer 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.

In my opinion, the Nuremberg law was a disturbing act against all Jews. It discriminated and misjudged Jews. It was published during the war to spearate Jews from other german citizens. This was like the Jim Crow law, like discriminating black people. It took away most of their rights, making their daily life a hell.


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