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Transcript of ANNE FRANK
St. Joseph School, Haverhill, MA
8th Grade Students
Story from the book ‘Anne Frank’
Music ‘Maid with the Flaxen Hair’ by
Edith Frank and Hermann Van Pels were both killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Auguste Van Pels died at the Theresienstadt camp in 1945 in what is now known as Czechoslovakia. Peter Van Pels died at Mauthausen in Austria, in May of 1945. Fritz Pfeffer died from illness in Neuengamme in Germany. Ottoman Frank was the only survivor of the group, after being liberated from Auschwitz in January of 1945 by Soviet troops.
Concentration camps were like prisons that held many Jews in their vicinities. The conditions were awful and those that were held there were beaten often by the officers.
Pictured here: women’s barracks (bottom, L.), corpses in a grave at Auschwitz (below), the gas chambers used to exterminate Jews (bottom, R.).
In 1943, while the Allied forces were fighting the Italians in North Africa, Anne and Peter Van Pels started growing emotinal feelings for one another. They were the only ones there for each other, and also Anne’s first and only form of relationship.
Pictured below is a room in the annex in which the Franks, Van Pels, and Mr. Fritz Pfeffer were crammed in for two years while the Nazis captured Jews. They had limited supplies and couldn’t make much noise while workers were there or else they’d be caught.
The beginning of the war triggered not only the Holocaust, but sadness in the hearts of millions worldwide.
World War II started on September 1st, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland with an attack called a blitzkrieg, or lightning war. It was over in two weeks, thus starting the war.
A story on how the life of a normal Jewish family changed the world as they endured the Holocaust.
The Life of
The Franks went into hiding in the attic of a warehouse belonging to a man by the name of Mr. Kraler, who was accompanied by a woman named Miep. They entered The Annex on July of 1942 with the Van Pels family.
The Frank family, along with millions of other Jews, went into hiding with the threat in mind of Nazis capturing them and putting them into either work or death camps.