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Anne Frank Biography


The Secret Annex

The Frank family went into hiding when the Nazis started hunting Jews. They settled in the secret annex, a building that is hidden by a moving bookshelf.

Front view of the secret annex

The Amsterdam Canals

Anne Frank talks about the Amsterdam Canals in her diary. These canals were a result of successful city planning. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, were dug in the Dutch Golden Age.

Amsterdam Canals illuminated during the night

Nuremberg Laws

Average Nuremberg Law chart. Shows in which cases marriage between Jews and Germans are permitted or not permitted.

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 Laws were aimed to keep the German blood as 'pure'. Most of the laws discriminated Jews, and took away basic human rights, such as marriage. Hitler and the Nazis thought that if a German and a Jew would marry and have kids, they would corrupt, or spoil the German blood. Most of these laws were aimed around that basic thought, such as the Nuremberg law III. This law states that Jews aren't allowed to hire German women under the age of 45 because they would be 'desirable' under the age of 45.


Propaganda is a form of marketing, and can be considered a psychological-based practice. There are different types of propaganda, such as positive and negative. Positive propaganda usually features a famous character supporting an idea or product. Although most forms of propaganda include a character, there are some that just have text. These types of marketing will have either positive or negative words describing a product or idea. Negative propaganda, however, can be very different. This means that it is more direct with things, and might use stronger, or exaggerated, figurative language. Trash talking is a very typical form of propaganda. It could use figurative language, or just directly insult, or trash talk, an idea, character, or product.

These are all examples of positive and negative propaganda.
Sketch note on Propaganda


Miep Gies

Miep Gies was one of the people who helped hide the Franks and the others. She was married to Jan Gies. She began as a secretary in Otto's business, but later helped them hide. She would bring supplies to them every afternoon. These deliveries would include basic living supplies such as food, soap, and most importantly, news.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a member of the Frank family when they went into hiding. She could be serious, but most of the time she tried to play the clown. During hiding, she would often write in her diary to pass time. Over her time in hiding, she matured and quit being immature towards the other people living with her.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was a father and a husband when they went into hiding. He was very protective and setup a hiding place for his family to hide from the Nazis. He would arrange everything to go along smoothly, such as the business below The Secret Annex, and the supplies that are delivered to him and the other occupants of The Secret Annex.

Margot Frank

Anne's sister, Margot was a quiet and shy girl. In her time of hiding, she spent most of her time studying and reading. She often helped Peter and Anne in their own studies. Although she does not,play a big role in Anne's Diary, she was still a key occupant of the Secret Annex.

Act I Summary

Act I is the introduction to the Franks' and Van Daans' situation, along with Mr. Dussel. They are hiding from the Nazis inside a hidden Annex that is above Mr. Frank's business. They are hidden by a concealed bookshelf, which moves when a person wants to enter or leave the Secret Annex. There are many things that happen in Act I, like a thief comes in while there is commotion, and events that have to be acknowledged quietly to avoid being heard. For example, the Jews in hiding spend Hanukkah in the Secret Annex, and they most sing low, and only Anne has presents for the others. While this was happening, a noise can be heard below and Peter motions to turn off the light, but falls off a stool. The Van Daans are convinced that their cover has been blown. Act I ends when the families having been living in the Secret Annex for about a year and a half.

Warsaw Ghetto

Pictures of Warsaw Ghetto.

Hitler decided to destroy the Ghettos in 1942, and the Warsaw Ghetto was one of them. There were over 400,000 captive Jews at the Ghetto. About 300,000 of the Jews were killed by either gas or bullet at the Ghetto. During the uprising however, 300 German soldiers died and 7,000 Jewish fighters also died. This raised the morale for the Jews, because there was a sudden act of resistance against the Nazis.

Act II Summary

In Act II, the Jews that were hiding in the Annex were caught. It all started when the thief that knew what was happening in the Secret Annex. He blackmailed Mr. Kraler, but the Franks could not afford to pay out. The Nazis found the Jews in hiding while Miep was there. She took a risk and told the soldier that she was also from Vienna (she recognized his accent), and she was lucky enough to be spared. Mr. Frank, Mr. Van Daan and Peter were separated from the women. The men were sent to Auschwitz, the women stopped there, but only for a while. Margot and Anne were sent to Bergen-Belsen. The story ends as Otto, the only survivor, made his way back to the Secret Annex, and Miep gives him Anne's diary. Otto then publishes the diary.


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