The Secret Annex
The secret annex was above otto Frank buisness. The annex had a hidden entrance behind a bookshelf and was the Frank's hiding place during World War II when hitter was trying to extinct the Jews from Europe at the time
The Westerkerk Church
The Westerkerk church is currently the oldest church in Amsterdam. The church was often mentioned by Anne in her diaries.
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.
The Nuremberg laws seemed very unfair to the Jews. For example, the Jews couldn't fly the German flag but they could fly the Jewish flag. This was unfair because it allowed hitler to pick out the Jews in Europe. Also, Jews weren't allowed to marry Germans so they could keep the German bloodline pure. These laws have shown me that hitler was an even worse nazi leader than I thought.
Propaganda is information which is an extremely biased or misleading, which is usually used to promote or publicize a particular political cause of point of view. Propaganda can be used in many different forms. One of the most common forms of propaganda is posters used to recruit or demonize another person or enemy. Another form of propaganda would be to write a book such as hitlers mein kampf which explains his struggles. The last form of propaganda is publicly speaking out against your enemy and calling them names and agin demonize get them and their beliefs.
Anne frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. Anne and her family were all Jewish and had to go into hiding when hitter became chancellor of Germany and was looking for and killing Jews. Anne and her family were caught in their hiding place and were sent to the Nazi death camp Aushwitz. After being there for a couple months she was moved to a concentration camp and while she was there she died in the camp from typhus.
Otto Frank was born May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt, Germany. Otto was married to Edith Frank and had two daughters named Margot and Anne. When the family went into hiding they hid in the secret annex above Otto's buisness. When the family was captured Otto was sent to Aushwitz and was liberated from the camp. He then went home and miep gave Otto Anne's diary and he edited it and published it
Fritz Pfeffer was born on April 30, 1889 in Germany. Fritz was married to Vera Bythiner and has one son. The couple soon divorced in 1933. Pfeffer then wants to marry another women but the Nuremberg laws forbid a Jew from marrying a non Jew so they will not be able to get married. Fritz goes into hiding in the secret annex on November 16, 1942. He would soon be sent to the death camp Aushwitz and survive the selection. He would then be sent to the concentration camp in October of 1944 and die later that year in the concentration camp.
Peter van pels
Peter was born on November 8, 1926 in Osnabrück, near the Dutch border. Peter emigrates to the Netherlands and goes into hiding in the secret annex on July 13, 1942. Peter and everybody else in hiding then get arrested on August 8, 1944 but nobody knows how they were found for sure. They then get sent to Aushwitz and Peter survives the selection process. Peter then goes to a concentration camp when Aushwitz is evacuated. He then dies at Mauthausen on May 10, 1945
Act I Summary
Act I was the easiest time for Anne and her family. It started out talking about their life before going into hiding and then when they went into hiding. Everyone that has gone into hiding at the time believes that they will only be in hiding for a couple weeks or months. Everyone soon realizes that they will be in there for a lot longer due to the Americans not reaching Germany. Throughout act I the van danns are always bickering and things are awkward between Anne and Peter. Finally the climax of act I is when they hear the thief downstairs and Peter tries to turn off the lamp and falls and crashes causing lots of commotion and scaring away the thief.