The Anne Frank House
Anne Frank and he family moved into the house (located in Amsterdam) in 1933, where Otto started a small business for a gelling substance used in jam. They used the attic (aka The Secret Annex) to hide from the Nazis later on in 1942. They were later on joined by another Jewish family, as well as a Jewish dentist named Fritz Pfeffer. They were all unfortunately found by the Nazis in 1944, but the house is still standing and open as a tourist attraction.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a museum dedicated to his artwork. Opened in June 2, 1973, the museum is home to a large amount of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings. Until now, it is the second most visited museum in the Netherlands. There is an average of 1,527,475 visitors a year (2000-2016's visitors).
Otto Frank was a German-born Swiss businessman, and Anne Frank's father. Born on May 12, 1889, Otto helped the family ( as well as the van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer ) hide in a secret compartment that was in his business. Anne never wrote anything negative about him in her diary. When they were found, Otto was the only person who survived. He died at age 91 due to lung cancer on August 19, 1980.
Edith Frank (her maiden name is Edith Holländer) was Otto Frank's wife and Anee Frank's daughter. Born on January 16, 1900, it is unknown what her job was. Anne didn't get along with her mother as well as she did with her father, and wrote negative things about her in her diary. She was sent to Auschwitz when they were found; she died at the age of 44 (ten days before her birthday) due to starvation on January 6, 1945.
Miep Gies, or Hermine Santruschitz, was one of the persons who helped people, including the Frank family, hide in the Secret Annex. Born on February 15, 1909
Peter van Pels
Act I Summary
After Otto Frank returns to the Annex's aftermath, Miep gives Anne's diary to him, allowing the previous events to be recounted. The story begins with the Franks and the van Daan hiding in the Secret Annex. Anne starts off as a very childish girl. When they move in, she doesn't like Peter very much because of his quiet behavior, while Peter doesn't like her constant nagging. As the story progresses and we learn more about the characters, such as Mr. and Mrs. van Daan's constant bickering and Anne's sour relationship with her mother, Mr. Dussel, a dentist that Anne isn't fond of is introduced. Eventually, they celebrate Hanukkah, where they are interrupted by a burglar that scares that group. The act ends with them singing a Hanukkah song in chorus.