Anne Frank House
During the Holocaust, the Franks lived in a secret annex above Otto Frank's business. The whole family and some other people stayed there all day and all night for two years. They had to be quiet during the day as to not give up their hiding place to the people working in the buisness. The secret annex could be entered from the door on the far left of the building. It contained many rooms spread out over two floors and an attic.
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 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 Nuremberg Law was Hitler's first step in the eliminating of Jews from the world. He created them to make the killling of the Jews seem less crazy. By letting them display their own colors and not the German colors, Hitler managed to seperate them from the rest of the people. Once Germans started believing that all Jews were evil, citizens were able to identify and humiliate the them. By not letting them marry Germans, they really took their life away from them, and that is just what Hitler wanted.
Propaganda is something political leaders use to get people to support them or the things that they like. It is commonly something that people remember and that will influence their daily lives. Propaganda can come in the form of short phrases, posters, billboards, or any other form of media. For example, "lock her up!" would be propaganda because it is something used to rally people around one person. Also, propaganda is not usually factual. In Nazi Germany, Hitler used propaganda to turn the public against Jewish people living in Europe.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who went into hiding when Hitler started to take over Europe. She was born in 1929 in Germany. She later moved to Amsterdam when Hitler took over Germany. After living in Amsterdam for while, her family decided to go into hiding. They stayed in an attic space above Otto frank's buisness for two years. There she kept a detailed diary of all the things that happened to her. After the war was over, her diary was published and became one of the most popular books ever sold. She died in a Nazi death camp in 1945.
Otto Frank was born in Germany in 1889 to a wealthy family. After fighting in WW1, he went to work at his family's bank until it went out of buisness. He later got married and had Anne and Margot Frank. When Hitler took over Germany, he moved to Amsterdam. There, he set up a buisness. When Hitler took over Netherlands, he and his family went into hiding above his old buisness. They stayed in hiding for two years until they were all taken to Nazi camps. Otto frank was the only one to survive. After the war, he helped publish Anne Frank's diary.
Miep Gies was born in Vienna in 1909. She was sent to Netherlands by her parents after WW1. Because she loved Netherlands, she got permission from her parents to stay there. She started working for Otto Frank's buisness in 1933. Later, she helped the Franks hide in the secret annex. Without her, they would not have been able to go into hiding.
Anne Frank Act 1 Summary
In Act 1, the Frank family and the Van Dan family moved to the secret annex above Otto Frank's buisness. They were going to hide there until the end of the war. Due to the cramped living conditions, arguments and "discussions" were very common. After some more time, a man named Dussel came to live with them. Anne was forced to share a room with him, even though she really didn't like him. Toward the end of the act, a conflict arose in which a worker at the buisness seemed to be blackmailing the owner.