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Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

Anne Frank's Hideaway

On July 5, 1948, Margot Frank had received a phone call from a report to be sent to a German work camp. The family was terribly frightened of this situation so they go into hiding. They have this small house that's called the "Secret Annex" right on top of Anne's dad workshop. The Frank family have been hiding for 25 months until the Germans had found them when someone reported someone made noise. They also didn't live alone. They lived with couple of other people since the building was high up. They were limited to certain type of things in the house like hey couldn't flush the toilet during the day, take showers till night or even walk around in the house that much since customers can easily hear the noises that come from them.

The Secret Annex

The Secret Annex was a secret door to a small house for Anne Frank and her family. It was followed by a hall way and it was behind a bookcase. The back of the bookcase has a door that is entered to a small apartment. Anne had a small bedroom right near the behind of the bookcase and she had to sleep with Fritz. They couldn't go to the bathroom in the day because underneath their apartment has a little shop and if Anne or any other of her family members flush a toilet or use a sink then the customers will notice and can be suspicious. They also have appointed times to go take a shower and the water there was really cold water. Even though it was a small compact place, they managed to live their and survive for that short period.

Church in Amsterdam

The second landmark that really caught my eye way the Westerkerk church. It was a church that was near Anne Frank's house. Every day she would always see the church exterior. It was just amazing for its detailed pictures and landscaping. The architecture on the church was really fascinating. It was literally right near her house and it would take her less than a minute to walk there from her house. The church was also really big and tall. It was near canal streams so people can easily watch canals when they leave the church and the church architecture was made by Hendrick de Keyser

The Nuremberg Laws

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.

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 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.


Propaganda was a major tool for the German Nazi's. It helped them brain wash citizens especially kids to think that Jewish people were animals and that they shouldn't live in this world. Propaganda basically means you are telling biased information to people using social media, speeches or even just plain old talking. It's just another way of saying that you are telling a lie or telling a conspiracy without any information backing it up. Hitler was a brilliant person when it comes to Propaganda. He can easily convince people biased information when he talks in his speeches.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank is an important person in this situation. She gave a first hand view about the Nazi's and she showed how bad was to be in a war. She was a cheerful girl and she loved being thrilled. She really enjoyed reading and writing and learned most of her education from her dad since the war started. She stayed in hiding for 24 months and then she was caught

Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889. He was a soldier, worker and a businessman. He was also a loving father of Anne and Margot Frank. Otto Frank was a soldier in World War One. When he finished with the war he worked at Macys at New York. Then finally when he comes back to Germany he works at his own Business shop. Sadly he couldn't work there anymore since the Nazi's took over. When he found out he went straight to hiding in his upper house in his workshop. He helped Anne to show the world who she really is. If he didn't come back after the war, he wouldn't had found the Diary and Anne Frank wouldn't be known.

Fritz Pfeffer

Fritz Pfeffer also lived with Anne Frank and their family. Fritz Pfeffer was born in April 30, 1889 in Giessen Germany. His family was Jewish and his family owned a clothing store. Fritz also took courses and lessons in high school and he became a dentist. Fritz also married a Non-Jew which was illegal. He had a really bad stomach problem and usually stayed in the bathroom for a long time every day too.

Peter Van Pels

Peter Van Pels was a boy and a soldier. He was born in November 8, 1926 near the Dutch Border. Anne Frank had a big crush on Peter. He was a soldier for the German war as a little boy and he was really tough. Later when they were captured Peter was sent to an Austria Concentration camp and he later died in Mauthausen in May 10, 1945.


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