The Diary of Anne Frank
Play written by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
The Diary of Anne Frank is set in the 1940s during WWII in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This was a time when most of Europe was under Nazi control led by dictator Adolf Hitler. Anne Frank and her family were Jews, which Hitler despised, and they, along with many other Jews, were stripped of their freedom. Many families went into hiding to avoid being captured and taken to concentration camps. Anne Frank wrote about her experiences in her diary which later turned into a novel read across the world.
Starting Monday, January 7
We will begin to study the time period in which Anne Frank lived to fully understand what life was like for her and many other people who were persecuted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
Meet Some of the Characters
Mr. Otto Frank
Family friend and protector of the families in hiding.
The Van Daan Family
Mr. Van Daan, Peter Van Daan (their son), and Mrs. Van Daan--This family went into hiding with the Franks.
Get ready to be inspired by a courageous and vibrant 13-year-old girl!
Anne Frank recorded her feelings and her experiences in hiding in her diary that her father, Otto, gave her as a birthday present. When the Frank family was captured by the Gestapo, Miep Gies kept Anne's diary until she returned home. Click on the link below to read some of the excerpts.