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Who was Anne Frank?
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Margot Frank: Anne's beautiful, intelligent sister who was three years older than Anne.
Otto Frank: Anne's father. He is intelligent and well-educated. Usually plays the role of the peacemaker in the frequent bickering that takes place in their confined quarters.
Mrs.Frank: "Mummy" is eleven years older than Otto. She was used to having servants in the house to do the work. Consequently, when the responsibility for cleaning and cooking falls mainly upon her shoulders, she is often incompetent and rather disorganized.
Image: Identify and give a brief description of:
 Margot Frank-
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Mr.Kraler: When Jews were no longer allowed to own a business, he assumed management of those which Mr.Frank and Mr.Van Daan had run. He helped them prepare the "Secret Annexe" and later provided supplies. He himself was not a Jew.
Mr.Koophuis: He, along with Mr.Kraler, takes over running of the business. Like Kraler, he is a Dutch Gentile.
Meip: A young woman who works in the office of the business. She helps secure food. Her husband's name is Henk
Elli: Another young office worker who helps with collecting food. Like Miep, she also helps keep spirits up.
Image: The Franks' ability to prepare the "hidden house" and survive living there for two years would have been impossible were it not for a group of protectors. Identify Mr.Kraler, Mr. Koophuis, Meip, and Elli.
They had to wear a yellow star and to hand in their bicyclyes. They were banned from trains and forbiddden to drive. They could only shop between three and five o'clock and then only at "Jewish" shops. They had to be iinddors by eight o'clock P.M. All sports and sports facilities were forbidden. They could not visit Christians and they had to attend Jewish schools.
Image: What were some of the restrictions placed on the Dutch Jews by the Germans?
Mr. Van Daan is a business associate of Mr.Frank
Mrs. Van Daan is an interesting, opinionated woman. In the beginning Anne finds her very difficult to get along with. Later she finds her to be a good listener and talks to her more than she does her own mother.
Peter Van Daan is two and a half years older than Anne. His quiet personality is great contrast to Anne's chatterbox tendencies.
What contact do the Franks and Van Daans have with the outside world?In the office there is a secret radio where broadcasts from England can be heard. Although Anne and the others fear to listen, the desire to know what is going on prevails and they tune in almost every day. News from nearby is brought to them by their protectors.In September. Peter and Anne begin their studies, usually under the direction of Mr.Frank. What do they study?Anne studies French. Peter struggles with English. Anne works with her father on his family tree. Later (October) Elli writes for a correspondence course in shorthand for them. Anne has trouble with math, but she loves to read. Her passion is mythology.Because of their confinement and constant association with each other, friction among them occurs frequently. What are some of the clashes?Mr an Mrs Van Daan "yell" at each other. Mrs. Van Daan is annoyed by Anne's chatter and shirks her dish washing duties when it is her turn. Peter is moody and a hypochondriac. Anne has believed that only childen squabbled, but now believes that adults can be as petulant as children. Anne, the youngest, seems to be the most frequent scapegoat. She says you can really get to know people when you've had a "jolly good row with them."What is the big news from the outside world in November of 1942?The allied forces invaded Africa and there is news of victoriesIn November another person comes to live in the secret annexe. Describe this newcomer.Mr.Dussel is an elderly dentist who must share Anne's room. Anne finds him slow on the uptake. He brings sad news of many of their friends who have been deported. It is hard to remain cheerful in the face of this enormous brutality. Mr.Dussel turns out to be the "summonizer" and lectures Anne very often about her "manners". Worse than that, he runs to Mummy , who lectures her all over again.What was Mr. Van Daans previous occupation? How does he make use of it now?Mr. Van Daan used to be in the meat, susage and spice business and now makes sausages in order to preserve some black market meat for future use in case times "get harder"What special event brightens the Christmas holidays?Each person will receive an extra 1/4 pound of butter, which they decide they will use to make biscuits and cakes to celebrate.Are conditions better as the year 1943 begins?No, indeed they are much worse. More and more Jews are being dragged away. Dutch young men are sent to the front. "Everyone is afraid." To add tot this, air raids continue night after night. Dutch children go about without warm clothing from cold house to cold street to cold classrooms. Countless children beg a piece of bread from strangers in the street. Amidst all of her misery, nerves snap and Anne is reminded daily of her faults, a situation she does not enjoy. No wonder there are frequent blow ups.In February, Mr.Frank thinks the invasion may be soon. Is he correct?No, the invasion is a long way off. The winter months are not a suitable time for an all-out invasion. Perhaps he says this to lighten the despair, The food is in short supply and not very good. The attic is full of rats, and Peter is bitten. The tedium is almost unbearable. To make matters worse, there is some evidence that thieves are snooping around the warehouse.

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