World War II Numbreg Law and Propaganda
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.
The Numbreg Laws were put in place to restrict the rights of Jews. These laws were used to make them look and feel like they were a lower class. To further make Jews isolated from society, relations were not allowed in between Germans and Jews. This was to keep German blood 'pure'. Also, Jews could not fly the Reich flag, because they were not citizens of Germany. This law was also in place to belittle Jews and make it seem as though they were not even worthy of flying the flag.
Propaganda is the spreading of biased ideas to persuade an audience to think a certain way. There were many different kinds of propaganda, including: demonization, name calling, emotianal appeal, patriotic appeal, half-truths or lies, catchy slogans, visual symbols, humor, or caricature. Propaganda was used to appeal to a citizen via posters, commercials, or rumors, and made the person think a certain way. It could be used in politics, or to make someone believe a stereotype, to make someone feel pride for their country, to make people hate a certain group of people, and many other ways.
Miep is an accomplice of the secret annex, bringing them food and other provisions daily. After the members of the Secret Annex were arrested, Miep tried to get them released. Otto Frank survived the war and goes to live with Miep and her husband Jan. Miep was able to save Anne's diary.
Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1915 he was drafted into the military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He married Edith Frank and had two children, Margot and Anne. He also opened a business, called Opekta. This storefront is what is used to hide the 2 families in the Secret Annex.
Bep was much like Miep, a helper. She had many, many jobs before she started assisting the members of the Secret Annex. Bep was very qualified to work at any sort of job, which was why she started helping the people in hiding. She delivered food and other supplies to the members of the Secret Annex.
Fritz was a divorced man with one son. His marriage was not recognized by law in Germany. He lived with the other 2 families for 2 years in the Secret Annex.