Anne Frank Portfolio Jake Stryker p.2

Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

The Secret Annex

The Secret Annex is the place where the Frank and the Pfeffer Family were hiding from the Germans during WWII. The front of the building was Otto Frank's business, which was operating during the day. The back was where they were hiding for over two years.

The Secret Annex now serves as a landmark and a Mueseum.
The Secret Annex was a small apartment et the housed over 7 people for two years.


The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to the arts and history. It was first founded in 1800 and then later moved eight yerars later to Amsterdam. It has soon been reopened a few years ago after a long and costly renovation.

The museum is next to one of the many rivers in Amsterdam
The Mueseum is one of many that they have in Amsterdam

Nuremberg Law

The Nuremburg Law are used to tell who was of German decent and who was of Jewish decent.

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 Nuremburg laws were used to single out Jews and to find them. They were not allowed to have any sort of relations with the Germans because they wanted to keep their bloodline clean. If the Jews were to at any time, marry the Germans, it would not be considered a legal marriage. The Jews had a special flag that was different from the Germans. They weren't allowed to use the Germans flag because they were wanted to use the Jewish flag so that people would know who was Jewish and so they could find them. The flags were a way for the Germans to find them and possibly take them to their concentration camp. The Nuremburg laws were used to find the Jews and to get rid of them


Propaganda is convincing the people that are seeing or hearing the statements that you say, that you are right. It is often used in newspapers, posters, film, and sometimes political arguments. It is used to make the people think that the person, or people that you are speaking about is the enemy. It was used during WWII as demonization. This is when you portray the enemy as being even worse then they actually are. There are other types of propaganda, such as name-calling, and this is exactly what you think it is.

It was used during WWII to get men to join the army and to convince people that Jigler was the worst enemy.


Anne Frank

Anne was born on June 12, 1929. She and her family moved to Amsterdam when she was four. Ten years later, they went into hiding during the war. Sources say that she revelaed much of her character and her lost some of her spirit during this time. After two years of hiding, they were found and Anne was sent into a camp. She later died in this camp in February 1945.

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born May 12, 1889. He had two brothers and one sister. His father is the head of a family owned bank, which specializes in currency trading. On May 12, 1925, he marries Edith Holländer. One year later they have Margot. Three years later, the have Anne. When they went into hiding he was described as being the calm and controlled one. He was the one who balanced the family. On August 19, 1980, he dies in Switerland.

Peter Van Pel

Peter was born on Novermber 8, 1925. He migrated to the Netherlands on July 26, 1937. Five years later he goes into hiding with the Frank Family. While they are hiding, Anne develops feelings for him and is her romantic interest. On August 8, 1944 all eight people in the Annex are found and arrested, and four days later, they are all stationed in extermination camps. He is sent to Mauthausen on January 25, 1945. He dies in this camp on May 10, 1945.

Margot Frank

Margot Frank was born February 16, 1926. She is the daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. Her sister is Anne Frank. She emigrated to Amsterdam in 1933, where she starts at a new school the following year. On July 5, 1942, she received a letter that said she had to go to a wrk-camp. She went into hiding with her family and the Van Pels. When they were found she was sent to a concentration camp. She died in this camp in February 1945.

Act 1 Summary

In Act 1, the Frank family and the Van Daans go into hiding to a safe place from the Nazis, they are in an apartment that is above the office of Mr. Frank's company. The two family's are in a tight space and can't make any noise until all the workers leave. Then a man named Mr. Düssel moves in with them. This makes it even more crowed. They have trouble as Anne and Dussel argue about who has what amount of time in their shared room.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? The Upsrising started in April 19, 1943 and it came to an end on May 16, 1943.

How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? When the Jews were sent to the Warsaw Ghetto, there were about 400,000. By the time that was an attempt at liberating, there were only about 70,000 Jews that were still alive.

How many German soldier and Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising? About 300 German soldiers were killed and nearly 13,000 Jewish fighters were killed during the uprising.

As a result of the uprising, what did it do for Jewish morale in Poland? The Jews that were in Poland became more confident and they were starting to arm themselves so that they could fight back against the Germans.

Act II Summary

The residents of the Annex are becoming less stable because a thief had broken into the office below and had taken some of the cash from the safe. They are wondering if they will be turned in or not, because the thief now knows that there are people in the space above. The tension between them all grows and one of them is caught steeling food from the cabinets. They are all arguing until they hear word of the invasion. The Americans have come to save them. They all start to dance with joy as they hear the war is soon to end. Their dreams are shattered as they caught and they sent off to the camps.

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