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Anne Frank Biography

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Anne Frank's Secret Annex

The secret annex is the name given to the house that Anne Frank and her family was hiding in during WWII. The annex was behind the family business so it was not visible from the streets. There was a bookcase that was actually a secret door, that led to the secret annex. The Franks lived with another family in the annex and also adopted another man to the annex during the war. The Franks lived in the annex for more than two years.

Westerkerk Church

The Westerkerk Church was built in 1620 to 1632. The church was built by Hendrick de Keyser and his designs. The Westerkerk Church is the biggest church in Amsterdam. This was the closest church near Anne when she was in hiding. When she was in hiding she would always hear the bells ringing during the day.

Nuremberg Laws

This chart shows the laws the Nazi used to determine the difference between the Jewish and German bloodline.
  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 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.
After researching the Nuremberg Law, I think they were very cruel and should've never been created. The Nuremberg Law stripped all Jews rights. The law prohibited Jews from waving the German flag. The law made Jews look like animals not like human beings.


Propaganda is usually based on someone making fun of someone. The leader of propaganda tries to brainwash the citizens to the wrong thing is right. They will put advertisements on the internet, tv, posters, and speeches to brainwash the people. Propaganda can be a good thing or bad. The different types of propaganda are demonization, patriotic appeals, emotional appeals, name calling, half truths or lies, catchy slogans. Visual symbols, and charactitures.


Otto Frank

Otto frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt. Otto was leader and owner of the secret annex. Mr.Frank was a German army lieutenant in World War One. Otto was moved to concentration camp when his family was found in the annex. He was the only one to survive the war. Otto Frank died on August 19, 1980.

Edith Frank

Edith Frank was born on January 16, 1900 in Aachen, Germany. Edith completes her studies at age 16. Edith married Otto Frank in 1925. She had Anne Frank when she was 29 years old. Edith dies at age 45 in Auschwitz.

Anne Frank

Anne was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Anne is given her diary on her thirteenth birthday. She is deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Anne dies in 1945 at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Otto publishes Anne's diary on June 25, 1947.

Margot Frank

Margot Frank was born on February 16, 1926 in Frankfurt, Germany. Margot receives her call-up papers to report for a 'work camp' in Germany. goes into hiding in 1942. She is deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Margot dies of typhus in 1945 in Bergen-Belsen.

Act 1

Act I is the introduction to the Franks' and Van Daans' commotion with Germany, along with Mr. Dussel. They are hiding from the Nazis inside a secret Annex that is above Mr. Frank's business. They are hidden by a bookshelf that hides the door to the annex, which moves when a person wants to enter or leave the Secret Annex. There are many interesting things that happen in Act I, like a thief comes in while there is commotion, and events that have to be acknowledged quietly to avoid being heard. For example, the Jews in hiding spend Hanukkah in the Secret Annex, and they most sing low, and only Anne has presents for the others. While this was happening, a noise can be heard below and Peter motions to turn off the light, but falls off a stool. The Van Daans are convinced that their cover has been blown. Act I ends when the families having been living in the Secret Annex for about a year and a half.

Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto uprising took place from 1941-1943. About 300,000 people died in Warsaw Ghetto. An estimated 71,000 people were killed or deported in the fighting between Jews and Germans in the Warsaw Ghetto. As a result of the uprising, the Jews in Poland were left in devastating loses and had to fight back from the deadly lose.


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