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Exploring the Setting

Anne Frank House

During WWII, the Frank family hid in a canal house called the Secret Annex. The Frank family hid there for more than two years hiding from the Nazis. The doorway to the Secret Annex was hidden behind a bookcase so it was extremely hard to find the entrance.

This is the bookshelf that revealed an entrance to the Secret Annex.

Westerkerk-Amsterdam Bell Tower

This bell tower was very helpful to Anne and her family to be able to tell the time. When the bell tower would ring, this is how they knew the exact time of day. The tower was able to be seen from the attic of the Secret Annex, where Anne and her family hid.

This was the view of the Westerkerk bell tower from the Frank's attic.

Nuremberg Law

The Germans wrote such a law because they wanted to be the master race and be superior to the Jews. Hitler blamed them for everything that went wrong. These laws were used to segregate Jews from Germans by limiting their rights.

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 was very discriminating and racist. It was made to exclude Jews from German life. It was also made to take away some of the natural rights Jews had. This law had a very large impact on many Jews because they barely had any say in events that took place after it was passed. It took many years before Jews had their natural rights given back to them.

Propaganda

Propaganda is biased or misleading information used to promote or publicize a particular point of view. There are seven different types of propaganda: transfer, testimonial, glittering generalities, plain folks, bandwagon, name calling, and card stacking. They are all extremely important and convey a specific message which is used to persuade an audience. The Nazis used propaganda during WWII to show hatred towards Blacks, Jews, Japanese, and Germans. It was used in all countries and was very powerful at the time. Now, propaganda is used to introduce fear and panic to audiences. It is not as commonly used now as it was during WWII.

Characters

Anne Frank

Anne Frank is three and a half years younger than her older sister, Margot. She was born June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She is lively, a jokester, and had many friends before she went into hidng. While Anne and her family were in hiding for two years, she transformed from a child to a young woman. Anne died in 1945, at the age of 16, in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.

Margot Frank

Margot Frank was born February 16, 1926 in Frankfurt, Germany. She died when she was 19 years old at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp on March 9, 1945. She is very tidy, quiet, and got good grades at school before she went into hiding. She did not talk much while her and her family were in hiding. Margot wanted to become a maternity nurse after the war ended.

Edith Frank

Edith Frank was born in Aachen on January 16, 1900. She died January 6, 1945 at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Edith is the mother of Margot and Anne Frank. Anne and her mother did not have a very close relationship and her mother always believed Anne was against everything she did.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main. Otto died on August 19, 1980 at 91 years old. He was the only one to survive out of the Frank family. Otto Frank was the father of Margot and Anne Frank. While they were hiding, he was the calm one. He also taught the children, was the most logical, and balanced everything out. He was always the one in charge and made the decisions.

Act I Summary

In Act I, we meet every character listed in Anne Frank's diary. There are eight members living in the Secret Annex. The four members of the Frank family: Mr. Frank, Mrs. Frank, Margot Frank, and Anne Frank. The three members of the Van Daan family: Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan, and Peter Van Daan. Also, Mr. Dussel, who is a dentist. Everyone living here has rules they must follow. Some include: not wearing shoes so the workmen will not be able to hear them moving, not using the bathroom, not being able to speak from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Everyone living in the Secret Annex celebrataed Hanukah and started to know each other very well.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began on April 19, 1943 and ended May 16, 1943. 13,000 people died in the Warsaw Ghetto. 17 German soldiers were killed in the uprising. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising had a real influence in encouraging the activity of the Polish underground.

Anne Frank Act II Summary

In Act II of the Diary of Anne Frank, all the residents of the Secret Annex are starting to fight about the smallest things. For example, there was a cake that Miep and Mr. Kraler brought for New Years. Everyone started fighting about how big each slice was and who got the slice. In Act II, Anne and Peter began to talk much more and they are starting to have some interest in each other. They find that Mr. Van Daan has been stealing food during the night. Tension between the residents just continues to build throughout this time. Finally, as Anne and Peter are watching the sunset, they realize that they have been discovered. Soon after, the Nazis come to the Secret Annex and break down the door to take the families away. They are sent to concentration camps and we later find out that Otto Frank was the only one to survive out of the Frank family.

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