The secret annex
During the time of World War 2 the Nazi's were capturing Jews and the Frank Family went into hiding. Anne Frank and her family lived in the Annex in secret. The Annex was a secret room in the back of her father's spice shop. Anne called it the Secret Annex in her diary because no one knew about and they had to keep quiet.
Vondelpark was opened in 1865 and named after the poet Joost van den Vondelpark. The park includes an open air theater, a playground, and several horeca facilities and is a total of 120 acres. Constructed on a muddy dump area, the Vondelpark has to go through the total renovation each 30 years because it was made on a muddy dump area. Vondelpark attracts about 10 million visitors annually.
- 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.
- Extramarital intercourse between Jews and subjects of the state of German or related blood is forbidden.
- Jews may not employ in their household female subjects of the state of German or related blood who are under 45 years old.
- 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.
- 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 laws were laws that were meant to exclude Jews from the German way of life. The laws took away Jews natural rights and freedom. According to the laws, Jewish people could no longer marry who they wanted, vote, or be proud of their country. The Nuremberg laws disgraced Jews and especially Germany for their lack of partaking in the equality of humanity. The laws were cruel to the Jewish people and gave them no independence and no way of being an equal, like they were.
Propaganda is a way to advertise a certain idea or opinion. It is used to persuade people to change there perspective on what is being advertised. There are eight ways to persuade someone using propaganda. They are demonization, half -truths or lies, name calling, visual symbols, emotional appeals, catchy slogans, patriotic appeals, and humors or caricatures. Demonization is used to portray the enemy as evil, name calling is using negative connotation words to bring hatred towards the enemy. The emotional appealing technique plays with the person's emotions to promote. The strongest emotion is usually fear, so it is used often in propaganda. There are numerous methods of propaganda, many of which were commonly used in World War II.
Otto Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on May 12, 1889. He was a former soldier in the military, and it served him well in the Annex. Otto was the leader and was looked towards for help and guidance. Otto was the only person in his family to survive the concentration camps. He later died in 1980, after pubslishing Anne's Diary.
Peter van Pels
Peter van Pels was a Jewish boy who was born in 1926, in Germany. Peter was yet another Jew who went into hiding with the Frank Family. He and Anne gain a friendship in the Annex, but Peter was sent to Auschwitz when they were caught, and transferred to Mauthausen where he died from illness. Peter died in 1945 when he was still a teenage boy ready to live his life.
Edith Frank was born in Germany to the name of Edith Hollander. In 1925 Edith married Otto Frank and became what she is known as today. Edith is the mother of Margot and Anne. She was a women who didn't have a job and stayed at home to care for it. Edith was sent to Auschwitz and dies of illness a year after her arrival.
Bep Voskuijl was born in Amsterdam. She received a job at Otto Frank's company as a typist. Bep was told about the plans for the Frank family to go into hiding. She was one of few people who knew and helped the Frank's. Supplying food, clothes, and books, Bep kept the family in hiding. After World War 2 was over, Bep testified the authenticity of Anne's diary in 1954. Bep Voskuijl was 63 years of age when she died in 1983.
Anne Frank Act 1 Summary
At the beginning of act 1, Mr. Frank comes back to the Annex after surviving the Holocast and realizes his family is dead and is given Anne's diary. Next we meet the characters who are going to live in the Annex throughout the 2yrs. In the Frank family there was Otto (father), Edith (mother), Margot (sister) and of course Anne. Accompanying them were Mr. and Mrs. Vandaan with their son Peter. They all go to the Annex and set everything up and go over the rules. After awhile Mr. Kraler, a dentist, joins them in hiding and his attitude is disliked by everyone in the Annex. Anne starts growing up in hiding, she wakes up one night from a nightmare and screams. Everyone is upset, this is her turning point to try and be nicer and make things work with her mom. Hanukkah comes around and Anne gives everyone a gift even thought they have little. They hear a noise downstairs and instantly they get scared thinking it was the green police or a thief who is going to tell people that they are hiding there.