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Anne Frank Biography

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Secret Annex

Anne Frank lived in the Secret Annex of her father's company for 2 years. She went inside hiding there at age 13 and was betrayed by a family member and came out at age 15. Anne wrote in her diary everyday and she usually looked out at the oak tree right next to her family's tinted window.

This is the front of the house of what it looked like back in the 20th century.
This is what the secret Annex looks like now in the 21st century.

The Westerkerk Church

The Westerkerk was usually the church the Franks and the Pfeffer family usually listened too to listen to what time of day it was. The church was a few miles down from where the two families lived. The church was though in the heart of Amsterdam.

The church was made in the 1600's and the bell dings every hour.

Nuremberg 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. 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. Extramarital intercourse between Jews and subjects of the state of German or related blood is forbidden.

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 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 Law is about how the Germans were able to tell people apart. I feel that these laws were unfair to the Jewish people, because they did nothing wrong, to me, was like slaughtering them. What Hitler did was wrong to erase generations of Jewish people that could have made a difference to the world. He even made Jewish love wrong to not allow the Jewish people to marry who they want. They were not even allowed to show any signs of religion to the public. Before their deaths, stamping them on their arm like sheep going to be killed and not hearing any sadness to the people screaming in the oven rooms.

Propaganda

Propaganda is misleading information that is used to promote or publicize politics and other things. Propaganda can be used for politics, school clubs, and in history Hitler used this. It is used for a person to get more people for their clubs so they can gain more popularity. Politics has propaganda so a elected person could get the majority vote and become president. Hitler used propaganda to build an army to kill the Jews.

Characters

Margot Frank

Margot was Anne's older sister by 3 years. She was a quiet, serious girl. Her favorite thing to do was to study. She too, kept a diary, but it was never found. Anne wrote that Margot wanted to become a maternity nurse. She never became a maternity nurse because she died in a connotation camp with high yellow fever, just like her sister, she too suffered the same fate.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was the opposite of Margot. She was like the clown in the annex. She always brought the laughable moments. But, she also has a serious side to her. She shows more of her personality in her diary. After the war, she wanted to become an author. Her dream didn't come true when she was alive, but it did when she died. All thanks to her father.

Peter Van Pels

Peter was born an only child. He was a stubborn one too. He had a lot of odd jobs during his stay in the annex. He chopped wood, carried up vegetables and potatoes from downstairs, cleaned the attic, took care of the cats and even washed his own overalls. Unfortunately, nobody knows what he wanted to do after the war. He sadly died in Auschwitz due to a march through the town and died of exhaustion and starvation.

Otto Frank

When the families went into the Secret Annex, all eyes were focused on Otto because they viewed him as the leader in the Annex. And he was. He was also the teacher for his daughters. He was always calm and even in the difficult situations, he planned it out and stayed calm and intelligent too. After the war, he went back into the Annex and found Anne's diary. He focused on publishing it because he thought what Anne wrote was important and what people needed to hear.

Act 1 Summary

Act 1 describes the characters and how they adjust to their lives in the first year. Anne becomes like the clown in the Secret Annex. She's always the one to bring laughs and irritation to everyone. Margot is becomes a quiet person and is always doing her studies. The Van Daan's always bicker against each other, but Peter is stubborn and always in his room with Mouschi. The Franks are always trying to make sure everyone stays quiet and supports everyone. Life is always quiet and the characters become skinnier because of the lack of food. On Hanukkah night, they have their feast and are happy. Anne gives each character presents she finds around the house, and they sing the Hanukkah song. They start to sing when a thief breaks in and steals a cash box and a radio. The families were thankfully alive.

Warshaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place in Poland.How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? About 7,000 people sadly died in the Warsaw Ghetto. Another 7,000 Jews were taken to Treblinka. How many German soldier and Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising? About 13,000 Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising. Less than 300 soldiers though were killed in the uprising. But, as a result of the uprising, every Jew in the ghetto had his/her own spot in one of the shelters set up in the central part of the ghetto. This is what happened for every Jew in morale in Poland.

Anne Frank Act 2 Summary

Anne writes in her diary, that every one is getting thinner due to the food supply. The food gets more shorter every day, especially now that the families and Dussel discovers that Mr. Van Daan has been stealing and eating the food. Mr. Van Daan becomes less trusted and when once they find out he is stealing the food, Mrs. Frank just snaps and becomes angry. She yells at the Van Daans to pack their things and leave. She yells at Mr. Van Daan for stealing the food that should be going to the children. She yells at Mrs. Van Daan for always flirting with her husband. Mr. Frank becomes upset with her, but she finally speaks up for herself. Miep tells them the invasion on Normandy and Jews were then fighting against each other. The families and Dussel were cheered and happy about the news. Peter and Anne become close friends. Anne always goes to Peter's room and hangs out. The Franks worst fear than happens when they are betrayed and caught by the Nazi's. The families are then taken camps and die, all except for Mr. Frank who survives and comes back and focuses on publishing his daughter's diary.

Credits:

Created with images by Blok 70 - "amsterdam" • pdimaria - "amsterdam bridge mood" • Jo Jakeman - "Westerkerk" • Michael Fay - "Westerkerk" • *_* - "Westerkerk @ Jordaan @ Amsterdam"

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