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Anne Frank Biography

Exploring the Setting

The Secret Annex

The Anne Frank House, Secret Annex, is where the Frank family and the Van Pels family went into hiding. The Anne Frank Annex is in Amsterdam. No one was allowed to leave because it was too dangerous. The Anne Frank House is still in Amsterdam today and people still visit it. In the Annex, there was a bookcase and when you would move the bookcase there is a door behind it that leads to where they were hiding.

This bookcase could be moved and would lead to the Secret Annex.


A canal is a waterway that lets boats pass through. There were many canals in Amsterdam and near where Anne Frank was hiding. There was this one canal in front of the Anne Frank Annex that Anne would watch from the window in her bedroom. She would watch little kids with their family having fun and watching them get their first steps as a baby.

Canals in Amsterdam

Nuremberg Law

This chart shows whether a person was Jewish, part Jewish or German.

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 Laws were laws that excluded the Jews from German life, as well as took away some of their natural rights. They were first declared at the annual Nazi rally held in Nuremberg in 1935. At that rally, Hitler delivered a speech about the Jewish controversy to unite party activists and state officials to deal with the Jewish issue. On September 15, 1935 the laws were approved. They were passed by the Reichstag.


Propaganda was used during the war between Germany, America, and Japan. They used propaganda so their citizens would support their country during World War II. Propaganda is a form of information that is usually biased toward certain races or individuals to spread a certain view of them. Some forms of propaganda were news reports, movies, posters, and books. One of the most famous people who used propaganda was Adolf Hitler. He was responsible for the death of many Jewish people during World War II. Hitler made his citizens believe what he was doing was right. He was very good at keeping the Nazi death camps secret to the people of Germany and the world. He used propaganda to discriminate against people who weren't of German blood. He made the Jews the enemy. He deceived the people of Germany into thinking what he was doing was good.


Otto Frank

Otto Frank was born of May 12, 1889. He has two brothers and a sister. He had a friend that helped them out during this time, her name was Miep Gies. Miep Gies described Otto as the calm one, very smart and logical, balanced everything out, and always in charge. She described him as a leader and when a decision had to be made all eyes turned to him. He was the only Frank to survive during that time.

Edith Frank

Edith Hollãnder was born in Aachen January 16, 1900. She has two older brothers and one older sister. Her family were leading of the Aachen Jewish community. Otto Frank talked much about how overall she was an excellent mother who went to any lengths for her children. But he also said he was concerned that Edith never really understood Anne and that she would complain that Anne was against everything. He believed that Edith suffered more from this hiding expierence than Anne.

Margot Frank

Margot was Anne's older sister. She is three years older than Anne. She is very tidy, quiet, and gets good grades in school. Miep Gies said that no one really had a relationship with her. "She was there, and that was all". Anne described Margot as a very quiet person too. They had very few fights in the secret Annex. But sometimes got along well and talked about things.

Peter Van Pel

Peter van Pel was born on November 8, 1926, in Osnabrück, Germany. He was Auguste and Hermann van Pel's son. During the war, he was sent to Auschwitz and survived the selection. He died on May 10, 1945 in a concentration camp in Austria. He was also Anne's love interest since there was no other boy she knew about.

Act 1 Summary

In the diary of Anne Frank we start with the ending before we even read the beginning. Where Otto arrives in the annex after the war and his family is not there, he finds Anne's diary. Soon after that the story begins, the Franks and Van Daans must go into hiding and are later joined by Mr. Dussel,a dentist. Miep and Mr. Kraler help them by getting extra ration books for food. Then one night Anne wakes up everyone in the annex because she was having a nightmare, Mr. Dussel was very angry. Soon Hanukkah came around and Anne wanted to changed her personality so she got everyone gifts. Then Peter tries to help but knocks over a chair and makes a lot of noise while there was a robber downstairs.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

When did the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising take place? Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place on April 19- May 16 1943

How many people died in the Warsaw Ghetto? The estimated amount of people that died was at least 300,000 killed by a gullet or gas combined with 92,000 victims of hunger or diseases.

How many German soldier and Jewish fighters were killed in the uprising? At least 300 German soldiers were killed in the uprising and thousands of Warsaw Jews were massacred.

As a result of the uprising, what did it do for Jewish morale in Poland? The Germans believed that there was a possibility that the outbreak of fighting in the ghetto might lead to a rebellion spreading to the Polish population.

Act 2 Summary

In the Diary of Anne Frank Act 2, the new year comes and Miep and Mr. Kramer come with a cake, they all get so emotional over the cake. Later Peter and Anne get ready to have a date and get all dressed up just to go into Peter's room. Then they have some trouble with the food they believe it's a rat stealing the food. It was actually Mr. Van Daan the whole time so Mrs. Frank wanted to kick him out. Miep comes in with good news that we our at war. This settles everyone's mood down and everyone becomes apologetic. The Green police received an anonymous call telling them about the Annex and everyone in the annex is taken to concentration camps.


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