THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
The play is based on the novel, "Diary of a Young Girl," published in 1947.
Setting: Germany, WWII (1938-1945)
Hitler ruled Germany 1933-1945
Allied powers (U.S., U.K., France, Soviet Union) vs.
Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan)
: Germany's deliberate attempt, under Hitler's rule, to exterminate all Jews in Europe...
Killed over 6 million Jews.
Weapons: Starvation, Torture, Dehumanization...
Hitler wanted to rid Germany of everyone not of the
race (blond hair, blue eyes)
SS = Hitler's personal elite body guards, did most of killings ordered by Hitler
Gestapo = Branch of the SS
Star of David: symbol of Jewish Faith
Nazi = Anti-Jew
Swastika = Nazi symbol
Anne's Diary begins in 1942, Anne is 13 years old, 3 weeks before she goes into hiding
Why did Hitler organize and execute the Holocaust?