Anne Frank Portfolio By: paige kinnane ~ period 2

Anne Frank Video Bio

Exploring the Setting

The Secret Annex

Th secret Annex was the Frank family's hiding place for two years. The front of the building was Otto Frank's spice buissness, but the attic was empty so they decided to settle there while hiding from the nazi's.

This was Anne Frank's room while in hiding, where she wrote in her diary.

This was the secret passage way to get into the Frank's hiding place.

Amsterdam's Canal Belts

Criss-crossed by bridges, there are 165 canals that encircle the city of Amsterdam and keep the sea at bay. The waterways provide an attractive border to the Museum Quarter, the Jordaan and the Pijp. Within the areas of land, you can find shops, galleries cafés, etc. As you wander up to this area, you'll find the tall Westerkerk church and the Anne Frank House.

The Amsterdam Canal and its beautiful lights during the nighttime.
A lot of people used the Amsterdam canals to travel throughout the city.

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.

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 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 showed me and gave me a whole new perspective of how it really was during this time. I learned how difficult it was for the Jews because of the horror the Nazi's brought to them. I couldn't imagine going through that, and it means alot to me that some of them got through this hard time. After learning is much about this topic, I am beyond glad that our world has changed for the better.


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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt Germany. She went to a Jewish secondary school growing up after that laws were passed. She eventually had to go into hiding with her family, in one of her dad's old shops. She got sent to a German death camp and ended up dying at the age of fifteen. Her dad, Otto Frank found her diary and publicized it later on.

Peter Van Pel

Peter Van Pel was born on November 8, 1926 in Osnabruck, Germany. Growing up, he had to go in to hiding with his family from the Germans. They hide in the secret Annex with the Frank's. He eventually has to go to a death camp but ends up surviving it. Later on, he dies on May 10, 1945 in Mauthausen.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt Germany. He studied art history and went into the military. He got married to a woman named Edith and had two daughters named Margot and Anne. He and his family eventually went into hiding in one of his old shops, from the Germans. After his family died in the death camps, he came back home and decided to publish Anne's diary that he found. He eventually died on August 19, 1980.

Miep Gies

Miep Gies was born on February 15, 1909 in Austria. She grew up in the neterhlands with her foster family. Otto Frank's asks Miep and her husband if they will help them get supplies while in hiding. They agree, and helped them throughout the years. Once the people in hiding get arrested, she tries to help them out. Miep eventually died at the age of one hundred in 2010.

Act I Summary

In Act I, the Frank and Van Dann family moves to amsterdamn to hide from the nazis. They have to leave their home and friends, which Anne is really upset about. Mr. Dussel, who is a densit, also moves in with the families later on. Since there are eight people living in the secret annex, food is tight and Mr. Van Dann gets really worried that there won't be enough. After living there for awhile, you can also see the personalities in the characters start to get revealed. For example, Anne is more of an extrovert, while Peter and Margot are more introverted. Peter and Anne have some feeling towards each other, but they have different views on the Star of David. During the celebration of Hannakuh, everyone hears a thief downstairs. While trying to turn off the lights, Peter falls off of a chair, which makes them worried that the thief will go to the green police to report them living there.

* Black = a symbol of death, *Crossed out eye/ bookcase= hiding, *Red rose= love/ feelings, *Star of David= symbol of culture or hate

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsas Ghetto Uprising took place from 1943 to 1944. In estimation, over 400,000 Jews died. German casualties are not known, but were not more than 300. As a result, it lowered the amount of Jewish population.

Act II Summary

In Act II, Peter and Anne become more interested in each other. Tensions also increase between the people living there because they've been in hiding for so long in the secret annex. Mr. Van Dann keeps stealing food and Mrs. Frank got mad. Miep comes and updates them on what is happening outside in the war. Towards the end, they hear cars drive by and pounding on the door downstairs. They get taken to different concentration camps by the green police, and Anne has to leave her diary behind. Otto Frank ends up being the only one to survive and publishes her diary later on.


Created with images by marysalome - "Amsterdam: Anne Frank's house (blacked out windows)" • foerstemann - "canal water channel"

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