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Exploring Anne Frank's Amsterdam

The Anne Frank House

Old picture of The Anne Frank House

This is the house where Anne Frank and her family were hiding from the Nazis. It is located on the Prinsengracht canal. The Franks and Van Pels lived here for two years while Otto Frank ran his business. The annex was behind a bookcase that was able to move to get in.

Bookcase that lead to secret annex

But then on August 4th 1944 the Nazis found out and sent them to concentration camps. Otto Frank, Anne's dad, was the only person to survive.

The Jordaan

The Jordaan is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Netherlands. There are many canals that border around it which are Lijnbaansgracht, Prinsengracht (Where the Franks's annex was), Brouwersgracht, and Leidsegracht. Jordaan is filled with many modern art galleries around the neighborhood. The Anne Frank house is also on the edge of Jordaan.

The canal running through the neighborhood

Nuremberg Laws

Authentic chart from Nuremberg Law that establishes 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 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 F├╝hrer 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 made Jewish lose all rights to their own country. This meant that they are restricted to doing anything in a non Jewish way. They aren't aloud to marry people you aren't Jewish. This also meant they can only wear the colors of the Jewish. If not following these rules the Jews will be in sentence for a year and have a fine. I think these laws were horrible and don't let any Jewish people represent their own country.


Propaganda has been around not only today but it also has a huge part in the 1900s. Propaganda can be used in many different ways like posters or name calling. In the WWII propaganda was huge. They had many things about each country abd how people looked and made fun of a lot of people. Propaganda is a way to make misleading information that gets to the public. For example their were propaganda posters that were making fun of colored people and it gave them bad nicknames people would call them.

Propaganda Sketch Notes


Otto Frank

Otto frank was a German born Swiss business man born on May 12, 1889. He's the father of Anne Frank and Margot Frank. Otto married Edith Hollander. He had to get his family in hiding because of the Nazi invasion and he made a company called the Opekta. After Anne died Otto got her diary and kept it. Otto Frank pasted away from lung cancer on August 19, 1980 in Basel.

Peter Van Pels

Peter Van Pels was born on November 8, 1926 in Osnabruck, Germany. Peter was the son of German parents Hermann and Auguste Van Pels. He went to the same Jewish Lyceum as Anne Frank. Peter and his family went into hiding with the Franks from the Nazis. Peter Van Pels died on May 5, 1945, in Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

Herman Van Pels

Hermann Van Pels was born on March 31, 1898 in Gehrde, Germany. Hermann was the father of Peter Van Pels and husband of Auguste Van Pels. He began working with Otto Frank in 1938. Then on July 13, 1942 he took his famiky to the secret annex where the Franks were hiding. Then he was sent to concentration camp on August 18, 1944. He died in thw Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.

Miep Gies

Miep Gies was born on February 15, 1909 in Vienna, Austria. She was then sent to the Netherlands by her parents after World War 1. Miep was the daughter of Paul Gies and wife of Jan Gies. Miep chose to bring her family in hiding with the Franks and Van Pels over Otto's work. Miep Gies died on January 11, 2011 in Hoorn, Netherlands.

Act 1 Summary

Act 1 begins with the Franks at their home planning on when they will go to the Annex with the Van Pels. When they go to the annex Anne finds out her friend was taken one of the Nazi camps. The Franks meet up with the Van Pels at the annex and talk about what's going on. Peter and Anne talk about how they never saw each other and how Peter is a lone wolf at school. Mr. Dussel needed to join the annex but it could have been bad to have him. The group thought in the annex that he won't have enough food and he is rude. After a while it's Hanukkah and Anne gives everyone gifts that they enjoyed. The Act ends with a thief who steals the radio and cash box of the business below the annex but gets scared off.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto took place in April 19, 1943. In the Warsaw about 41,000 people died in it. About 13,000 Jews died, 17 German soldiers died and 93 wounded. The uprising helped the Jewish morale out in Poland. The Warsaw Ghetto was a battle between Jews and Poland against the Germans.

Act 2 Summary

In Act 2 of the Play it starts with Peter and Anne talking personal things like if they kissed anyone or not. You can start to tell that both of them are more mature and start to understand each other. After they are done Peter gives Anne a kiss on the cheek. Then Dussel finds out Mr. Van Pels is stealing food from the family's in the annex. Everyone in the annex decided if they wanted to keep him in or not for what he did.If this kept up he would have to leave the annex on his own. They let him stay because it could give up their hiding spot and they gave him another chance. Then the Nazis are banging on the door making them open up and the Act ends when Anne says she has to leave the journal there. The Act ends when Mr. Frank, Miep, and Mr. Kraler all figure out what happened to the group and how the German army is getting defeated.

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