The Diary of Anne Frank Review/Discussion
Hitler • Hitler had a tragic childhood, losing his family at an early age • He was denied admission to art school in Vienna • Hitler tried to escape the draft for WWI. As a result, he was imprisoned for 5 years
Hitler’s Rise to Power • Hitler began writing Mein Kampf in prison • He outlined his political views • Hitler came to power in 1933 under the Nazi party by constitutional means
Hitler’s Plan • He wanted living space for the “master race” • To control Europe and eliminate the Jews • He blamed the Jews for Germany’s problems
How did Hitler plan to eliminate the Jews? • What restrictions did he put on the Jews? • What happened to the Jews in concentration camps? • Between 6-9 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust
The Diary of Anne Frank • Anne began writing in her diary when she was 13 • She wrote down all that went on during their hiding • It is translated into 55 different languages
Discussion Questions • How many people are living in the secret annex? • What is the significance of Meip and Mr. Kraler? • What rules/restrictions must they follow?
Daily Life • What is a typical day like? • Describe a time when the tension was building.
When was the first time they received bad news? • What major event happened at the end of Act 1?
Describe the Characters • Mr. Van Daan • Mrs. Van Daan • Peter • Mr. Dussel • Mr. Frank • Mrs. Frank • Anne • Margot • Meip • Mr. Kraler