Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was just 13 years old when she and her family went into hiding. Anne was a very lively and humorous person before going into hiding. While in hiding, she reveals the serious side of her. She died in Febuary 1945 along with her sister Margot.
Peter Van Pel
Peter van Pels was born on November 8, 1926, in Osnabrück, Germany. He was Auguste and Hermann van Pel's son. During the war, he was sent to Auschwitz and survived the selection. He died on May 10, 1945 in a concentration camp in Austria.
Margot Frank was born on Febuary 16, 1926, and was Anne's sister. She was about three years older than her. She was very clean and quiet and had good grades in school. After the war, Margot wanted to study medicine to become a maternity nurse. She died in Febuary 1945 of typhus in Bergen-Belsen.
Miep Gies was born on Febuary 15, 1909, in Vienna, Austria. In 1933, she became Otto Frank's secretary. She helped the Frank family into hiding. When the families in hiding were arrested, she found Anne Frank's diary. Miep died on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100.
Act 1 Summary
In "Act 1" of The Diary of Anne Frank, The Franks and the Van Daans went into hiding. Miep and Mr. Kraler helped them get food and told them news about the war. Later, Anne recieved her diary. A couple months into their hiding, Mrs. Van Daan started to flirt with Mr. Frank. This made Mrs. Frank and Mr. Van Daan uncomfortable. Mr. Dussel moved into the Secret Annex and him and Anne didn't get along very well. Well into their hiding, Anne had an unpleasant nightmare. Anne didn't love her mother because "she doesn't get her". During the first night of Hannukah, Anne gave everyone in the Secret Annex their presents. Peter dropped a lamp and they later heard a noise coming from downstairs. They thought that the Nazi police had discovered their hiding place.