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Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

The Secret Annex

The Secret Annex is where the Frank's went into hiding during World War ll. It was located on the back side of Otto Frank's bussinsss and was concealed by a moveable bookcase. The Frank's lived in the Secret Annex for about 2 years.

The moveable bookcase that hides the Secret Annex
The front side of Otto Frank's business.

Westerkerk Church

This Protestant church was very close to the Secret Annex and the sound of the bells were mentioned several times in Anne's diary. The tower clock was one of the few things that could be seen from the attic of the hiding place.

The tower clock of the Westerkerk Church.

Nuremberg Laws

Nuremberg Laws that determined German and Jewish bloodlines.

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.

I think that the Nuremberg Laws were very bad because it was targeting Jews and limiting their freedom. The laws were set only upon Jews and didn't allow them to marry Germans and other things. The laws limited their marriage rights and intercourse between Germans. The laws also took away the right to employ German women or people under the age of 45. These laws also took away the ability to fly Reich or National flag or Reich colors.


Propaganda is biased information and is misleading that is used to promote a political cause or point of view. Propaganda influences the attitude of a population toward a specific cause. It is information that is not objective and can be used by selectively presenting facts or lies. Propaganda is often used by governments and companies to promote a certain product or idea. It is used as advertisements, newspapaers, and television to influence an audience. Identifying propaganda has always been a problem. The main difficulties have involved differentiating propaganda from other types of persuasion, and avoiding a biased approach. One group may say that someone has used propaganda, while another group might say it's not propaganda.

Propaganda used during WW2


Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt, Germany. World War One began in 1914 and was drafted into the German Army the next year. Otto and his brothers, sister, and mother survived the war. He owned a pectin and spice company, which turned into the hiding place where Otto, Edith, Anne, Margot, and others went into hiding. Miep said that if there was a problem or needed advice, Otto would be the person to talk to. He died on August 19, 1980.

Edith Frank

Edith Holländer was born in Aachen on January 16, 1900. The Holländer family celebrated the Jewish holidays and kept a kosher household. Otto Frank and Edith Holländer announce their engagement on April 5, 1925. During the hiding, Edith is often depressed and felt that the end would never come. She died on January 6, 1945.

Anne Frank

Anne was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt Germany. Anne went to kindergarten at the Montessori school in Amsterdam. When Jews were forced to different schools, Anne and Morgot had to go to the Joods Lyceum. Anne is lively, a joker, and had lots of friends before she went into hiding. But she has a serious side to her too, and reveals that side of her personality more while she's in hiding. She died on March 31, 1945.

Margot Frank

Margot was born on February 16, 1926 in Frankfurt Germany. Margot starts school at the Ludwig Richter Schule and then starts going to a school in Amsterdam, until she is forced to go to Joods Lyceum. Margot is tidy, quiet, and gets good grades in school. Margot first receives her call-up papers to report at a camp in Germany. On July 6, 1942, Margot, her parents, and her sister go into hiding. While in hiding, she often talks about her plans for the future after the war. Margot died on March 9, 1945.

Act 1 Summary

In Act 1, the Frank's and the three members of the Van Daan family move into hiding in the Secret Annex. Mr. Kraler explains that he and Miep will be delivering food to the Annex daily and will bring news and other things they might need. They aren't allowed to use the bathroom or use running water. Mr. Dussel gets called up by the Nazi's and Mr. Kraler asks Mr. Frank if he can move in with them. The group in the Annex are almost starving and the food rations are lowering. Hanukkah comes and Anne gives presents to everyone made out of things that are in the Annex. A robber comes into the business below them and hears Peter fall on the ground and then he runs away.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place in 1943 at German-occupied Poland during World War ll. How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? 71,000 people died in the Warsaw Ghetto. How many German soldiers and Jewish fighters were killed were killed in the uprising? During the uprising about 300 German soldiers were killed along with about 300,000 Jews. As a result of the uprising, what did it do for Jewish morale in Poland? The Jewish morale in Polan was now more rebellious and more uprising started from the Jews and more Jews started to attack German soldiers.

Anne Frank Act 2 Summary

In Act 2, the New Year comes and Miep and Mr. Kraler bring the group a cake which they all get excited about. Then Mr. Kraler tells Mr. Frank that there has been a worker asking where the Frank's are and is starting to stare at the bookcase. Mr. Kraler tells Mr. Frank that the worker wants a pay raise and Mr. Frank realizes it is blackmail. Later, Anne is in her bathroom getting ready to go to Peter's room. The rations of food are getting lower and they start to think rats are eating some of it. Mr. Van Daan eventually gets caught for stealing food in the middle of the night and Mrs. Frank gets very angry. Miep later tells them the news of D-Day and they aall get excited that this might end. German soldiers eventually find them in hiding and Anne tells Miep to keep her diary safe for her.


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