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Anne Frank Biography

The Secret Annex

When Anne was only but 13 years of age, her and her family went into hiding. The Secret Annex is what Anne called the hiding place located above her fathers business, where the Frank's and Pfeffer family stayed for two years.

Entrance into the secret annex hidden behind a bookshelf above Frank's business.

Westerkerk Church

The Westerkerk Church is located right across from Anne Frank's hiding spot. Anne would use its rings from its clock to determine the time. She wrote about many times in her diary.

Front facing view of the church. Also shows how close it was to the secret annex.

Nuremberg Laws

Identify if you were a Jew or German based on race and bloodline

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.

My thoughts on the Nuremberg Laws were that they were unfair and inhuman. Over night, the rights of make and female Jews were ripped from under their feet. The Nazis tried their hardest to make sure Jews didn't feel equal and have the race end permintely.


Propaganda is biased information used to promote an idea or point of view. This was used very much in Germany during the Nazi raid. Propaganda is a power weapon. It can be used to brainwash s person into thinking this idea is correct. Both the US and Germany used this. The Germans used it to make the Jewish population look evil and the Americans used it to make the Nazis look bad. Propaganda is always wrong! It's used to strike an emotion in you either good, bad, sad, or happy. Doing this can or emote false teaching and make your side superior. These posters are from both American and Nazi sides.

These are examples of both Nazi and American propaganda during world war 2


Otto Frank

Otto Frank was the father of Anne and Margot and the husband of Edith. He acted a leader to everyone hiding in the secret annex. Otto owned a successful spice shop in Ansterdam Germany. He was very aware of what was happening in Germany to the Jews. Knowing this, he took his family and other families to live above his spice shop. This choice may have even increased their lives in Germany during he Holocaust. He was the only survivor who lived in the annex.

EdiTh Frank

Edith Frank was the mother of Anne and Margot and the wife of Otto. Edith was a nervous type of person during the hiding. She loved her daughters but Anne never had a close relationship with her. Anne writes much negativity in her famous diary about her mother. Some though think Anne was over dramatic and her mother cares for her very much. Edith died at the age of 44, 10 days before her birthday.

Margot Frank

Margot a Frank was the daughter of Otto and Edith and the sister of Anne. Margot was a introvert who liked to read, study, and was content by herself. Anne says in her diary "she ate like a mouse." Some say she was the complete opposite of her sister. We learn that she wanted to be a maternity nurse after the war. Margot kept a diary as well, but it was never found.

Peter Van Pels

Peter Van Pels was son of Hermann Van Pels and Auguste Van Pels. He was 17 when first entering the Annex. He like Margot was quite and to himself. He lived a little while after being caught in the annex but died in a death march May 5, 1995. There is only one known picture of Peter.

Act I Summary

The story takes place July 1942. The family is beginning their stay in hiding. Both families are worried about their plan failing, but Otto Frank, (Anne Frank's father) takes a lead to comfort to new household. This is seen throughout the story. Life in the Annex was not always peaceful. The residents were constantly on ends with each other, especially toward Anne. Later we can gradually see a maturity in Anne. On Hanukkah, the families discovers a theif in the lower business. The act concludes with he residents very tense but singing the Hanukkah song with joy.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto upriSing take place?

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprsing took place on April 19, 1943.

How how many people died in the Warsaw ghetto uprising?

About 400,000 Jews died in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

how many German soldiers AnD jewish fighters were killed in the UPspring?

About 300 Germans and 7000 Jews were killed in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

As a result of the uprising what did it do for Jewish Morale Poland?

This courageous act helped raise Jew morale everywhere.

Act II Summary

Act 2 takes place a few years later, still in the Secreat Annex. Anne informs us on the families well being. Relationships also change, both growing and falling. Anne and Peter become closer together, often spending more time with each other. Edith and Auguste though grow farther apart. Act 1 shows Edith being more neutral in their others actives. This act we can see she sponds a voice, when she orally lashes on Mr. Van Daan for stealing food at night. The residents soon find out information on D-day, giving them joy of being rescued from their hardships. Unfortunately, Augest 4, 1944, everyone from the Secreat Annex is arrested. Anne leaves her diary, which is later discovered by her father years later. Otto is the only one to survive the camps.


Created with images by MichaelGaida - "flower plant faded" • David Berkowitz - "Anne Frank Huis - Anne Frank House - Amsterdam, Netherlands" • *_* - "Westerkerk @ Jordaan @ Amsterdam" • paulius.malinovskis - "De Westerkerk - West church and queue to Anne Frank house"

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