Anne Frank Portfolio Kathy Le - Period 2

Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

The secret Annex

The Frank family went into hiding in 1942 after Marogot received a letter ordering her to go to a work camp in Germany. The front of the building is Otto's Frank's spice and pectin business and the back is where the the Frank family and the Pfeffer Familly would hide until 1944.

Anne Frank would mention the chestnuot tree that was outside her bedroom window in her diary.
This bookcase would conceal a stairecase leading up to the Secret Annex.

The Westerkerk church

Located in central Amsterdam, the Westerkerk Church was built between 1620 and 1631 in the Renaissance style. This Protestant church was very close to the house where Anne Frank and eight others hid for two years.

The Westerkerk church is located very closely to the Secret Annex.

Nuremberg Law

This chart is used to determine German and Jewish blood line.

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 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 Law is a law that prevents Jewish people to have personal relationships with German blood. The law also prenvents Jews to wave the German flag, but instead are allowed to wear and wave the Jewish flag.The Nuremberg Law made Jews feel like they were not German citizens but rather outsiders.These laws make me sadden because of how others treated the Jewish back then. I shocked me that some Germans call this freedom.


Propaganda are information that persuade people to believe a certain idea. The several different types of propaganda are; Emotional Appeals, Name Calling, and Demonization. Emotional Appeal is when the propaganda plays with people's emotions. They often cause fear or worry. Name calling is also a very popular technique. They would use negative word to describe their enemies. Demonization is a tool that portray the ememy as a pure evil and they are causing them to suffer or in war. Government will sometimes monetize the media to make controll what the citizens hear and see.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a German-born girl who wrote about her experience in hiding from the Natzis. She got a diary as a gift when she turned thirteen and began writing about the many people she hid with. Anne would be describes as an outgoing, lively girl but she also grew into a young woman while hiding away in the annex. She died at the age of 15 becuase of a disease called typhus.

Miep Gies

Miep Gies was born in Vienna, Austrian in 1909. She first began working as Otto Frank's secretary at Opekta. She soon would be one of the biggest helper while the Frank's and others were in hiding. She would supply them with food and other essentials. Miep saved Anne Frank's diary and gave it to Otto Frank, the only survivor of the Frank family. She would live up to be 100 years old.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was a German-born Swiss businessman. He was draft in the German army during World War 1. He was also the father of Anne and Morgot Frank and a husband to Edith. After WWII ended, Otto came back to the secret annex and soon realized that he was he only person, in the Frank family, to survive the Holocaust. He inherited Anne's manuscripts after her death, edited it, and published it. The diary would soon be translated into stage and the screen.

Fritz Pfeffer

Fritz Pheffer was a German dentist and Jewish refugee who hid with Franks during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. Anne and Fritz shared a room in the secret annex. They were often at differences, fighting over the single desk in their room and the restroom. Anne would mention that Fritz would take a long and consistent use of the bathroom. Anne would give him the nickname of Mr. Dussel in her diary, which translates to Mr.Nitwit. Unfortunately this nickname would be a negative reputation of Pheffer after his death. His family shamed Otto Frank for publishing Anne's diary with the negative imformation. Fritz died in a concentration camp becuase of a illness.

Act 1 summery

As the Frank family and the Van Dans move into the secret annex, Anne begins to write in her diary. One of the group's biggest helpers are Miep's and Mr.Kraler. They supplied the group with food and news. Later on, Mr. Dussle joins the secret annex and has a tough time fitting in to the group. During hiding, Anne would write in her diary about the many times her and her mother got into fights. As time went on, food began to get scarce and everyone's getting even more worried about the war. Peter and Anne didn't get along in the beginning of hiding, but they soon become comfortable around eachother. While the group was celebrating Hanukkah the group hears a loud noise coming from downstairs. Mr. Frank goes downstairs to check and concluded that a thief has broken in and stole some money and a radio.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began on April 19, 1943 and ended on May 16. About 300 Germin solders that were killed and 13,000 Jews were killed in the ghetto during the uprising. As a result of the uprising, it help raise the Jews morales for a brief moment. Many people were determined to right against the Nazi and did not give up until their death.

Anne Frank Act II Summary

Anne and the group has been hiding for about one year and five mouths. Meip and Mr. Kraler comes over to send news that the person working in the storeroom has been blackmailing the company becuase he knows where Mr.Frank and everyone else is hiding. The Van Dans and the group fights over the cake the Meir brought over. As times past, food stamps are getting scarce and everyone is getting fearful about surviving. One of the arguments that the group had was when Mr. Van Dans was stole bread from a safe which made Mrs. Frank really upset. Anne and Peter also got very close and spent more time together in Peter's room which made Mrs. Van Dan very furious. The thief that stole the radio supposedly turned them in and one of the last thing that Anne wrote in her diary before she had to leave to the concentration camp, was that spite of everything, she still believes that people are still good at heart.

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