The Struggle of Anne Frank Brandon Ritchie - P: 4

Anne FranK biogaphy

ExplorIng the setting

Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, was a businessman that produced pectin, a persaving agent used in gelatin and for food for the military.

Once Otto Frank was forced into hiding he gave his business to a Christian family that were close friend to him. He controlled the business while they kept the nazis from closing his shop.

The coloured sections are the secret annex

The secret annex was hidden behind a book shelf that was used to store records. The Frank family was safe here for many many weeks. They were caught 1-2 weeks before the US liberated the Netherlands. There was one bath room and Anne stated that they couldn't flush it during the day and had to be extremely quite.

Nurenburg Law

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 or 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.

The Nuremberg laws were made to keep the Jewish population mixing with the German population. Hitler wanted to make sure the German blood stayed pure. This was the main reason he created the laws, they were also used so the Jewish population would be labeled so it was easier to move large amounts of people to camps.


Propaganda is the idea of spreading false information. America used this against Japanese people as Germans did the natizs Propaganda was used to influence a major amount of people into believing what one says. Different types of propaganda are banners/posters, news, speeches, empty promises, etc. the natizs used this to make people of Germany hate Jewish people and have them be blamed for the worlds' problems and mistakes.


Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on may 12, 1889. He was enlisted in the German army with his two other brothers and the all survived. His mother and sister worked in the medical part of the army. He was promoted to the rank lieutenant in the military. He married Edith oh may 12, 1925. He made a pectin business before he went into hiding.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929. The moved to Amsterdam in 1934 and went into hiding 8 years later. She was a very energetic and social, almost completely different from her sister Margot. She was 13 years old when she went into the secret annex and was 15 when she was caught. She died in 1945 of typhus

Margot Frank

Margot was born on February 16, 1926 and is three years older than Anne. She is described as quite and tidy. She receives her "call up papers" to go to a work camp. Margot died in Bergen with her sister because of typhus.

Peter Van Daan.

Peters has no sibilings and is hiding in the Secret Annex. He was born November 8, 1926. Peter was put on a 'death march' after Americans got close to Auschwitz. He was later killed in Mauthausen, may 10, 1945

Act 1 Summary

In act one of "Diary of Anne Frank" Anne her family and the vans, move into the annex. We learn quickly the characters attitudes and how they behave. Peter is rather shy while Anne is outgoing. The Mr. Frank is clam while Mr. Vann Dan is always thinking that the green police is under them. Mrs. Frank is quite and Mrs. Vann Dan is loud.

Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was the biggest Jewish Uprising during WW2. It started on April 19, 1943. A total of 13,000 Jews died and less than 300 German soldiers were killed. Polish rebels fought the guards outside the ghetto and attempted to smuggle weapons, ammunition, and supplies to the Jews inside. This hurt Jewish morale because this showed that Germans were more powerful than an armed uprising. A mere 300 Germans died while thousands of Jews died.



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