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Anne Frank Biography

Exploring Anne's Amsterdam

The Secret Annex

The Secret Annex is where the Franks and four other Jews hid from the Nazi's during World War II. It was the company building of Otto Frank's gelling and spice company. They hid in the back part of the house in a living area concealed by a bookcase.

The kitchen and living area.
Movable bookcase concealing entrance.


The Rijksmuseum opened in 1885. It is one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands. The museum holds over 8,000 famous pieces from artists all over Europe.

Art pieces in the museum.
Model of a boat in the museum.

Nuremberg Laws

Original chart of Jewish and German blood.

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 were created in 1935 at the Nazi rally in Nuremberg. I believe they were created to seperate the Jews from the Germans. These laws prevented any association between Jews and Germans. They could not marry and so the Jews could never blend into the German population and would always stay with full Jewish blood. There was also a law that prevented Jews from flying German colors even though they were German citizens. This made it easier for Hitler to get the Germans on his side when he started deporting Jews. After the Nuremberg Laws came into play, it completely severed all ties between Jews and Germans so that the German people did not feel any connections and did not really feel a need to stop them from being deported.


Propaganda is a method of manipulating and influencing people to believe in certain things. For propaganda to work, there has to be a communitcation of the ideas that are meant to influence people. They can be spread through speeches, media, posters and many other methods of communication. One method of propaganda is demonization. With this method you make someone or a group of people look evil and demonic so that people start to discriminate against them. Another method of propaganda is appealing to people's sense of patriotism. This uses methods like telling them that they are the best country and to fight for the country and try to make it prosper. Propaganda is sometimes used to manipulate and put certain people in power through spreading lies and half-truths.


Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His family owns a bank and he was a successful business man, running his own company from behind the scenes even after Jews were forbidden to own businesses. He was also drafted into the army and became a lieutenant. Otto is the leader in hiding and he is smart and calm and always knows what to do. He gets Anne's diary published in 1947 and passes away on August 19, 1980 in Switzerland.

Beep Voskuijl

Bep was born on July 5, 1919 in Amsterdam. She worked at Opekta for Mr. Frank. She was told about their plans to go into hiding and she agreed to help them. Bep supplied the people in hiding with their supplies and everyday needs, including their school lesions. Anne describes her in her diary as enthusiastic, kind, and good-humored. After the war she testifies the authenticity of The Diary of Anne Frank to the people who claim Anne Frank never existed. She died at the age of 63 on May 6, 1983 in Amsterdam.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. When she was four years old her family moves to Amsterdam and she goes to a Montessori school. She is given a diary before going into hiding. Anne Frank was very energetic and friendly, but as time progressed in hiding she showed that she was very thoughtful and smart and confided her feelings in her diary. She dies at a concentration camp in February, 1945 and her diary is published in 1947 by her father.

Peter van Pels

Peter van Pels was born on November 8, 1926 in Osnabruck, Germany. He goes into hiding with the Franks in 1942. Anne thinks he is hypersensitive and shy. He is very withdrawn and serious. He gets arrested with the rest of the people in hiding and he dies on May 10, 1945 in Mauthausen.

Act 1 Summary

Mr. Frank returns to the Secret Annex after the war and starts reading the diary and while he is reading the story goes back to when they first went into hiding. The van Daans and the Franks meet in the hiding place and start getting accommodated while setting up the schedules and rules. Peter and Anne talk about the star they were forced to wear and Peter burns his while Anne keeps it. Anne Frank receives her diary and Mr. Frank talks to her about how nobody can put a limit on her mind. Anne and Peter get into a fight and Peter calls her Quack Quack. Mr. Dussel is introduced to the story and he comes into the Secret Annex and ends up sharing a room with Anne. Anne has a nightmare and she and Dussel don't get along and everyone is annoyed by Anne. They celebrate Hanukkah and Anne gives them all presents. Then a thief breaks in and they all think that they will be caught but then the fear passes and they start singing to calm down.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto uprising took place from January 18, 1943 to May 16, 1943 though the resistance started to organize on July 28, 1942. Approximately 300 Germans and 7,000 Jews were killed in the uprising. The uprising boosted Jewish morale in Poland because it now made it possible to fight back and inflict casualties on the enemy even though you were already doomed. It encouraged people to resist the Germans because if you made things easy for them you would die just the same as if you resisted.

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