Virtual tour of the secret annex: http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/ A virtual tour of the secret annex where Anne Frank hid with her family, the Van Pels (Van Daan's in the play), and Mr. Pfeffer (Mr. Dussel in the play). Process
Click the link for the Interview with Mirjam Geismar about her experience hiding from the Nazi's in Holland. Listen to the interview with Mirjam. (You do not need to read the interview transcript.)
Answer questions 1-2 below. Record your answers on your answer sheet.
Click the second link for the Anne Frank House Virtual Tour.
After listening to the interview, what surprised or shocked you about Mirjam's experience? Why?
Imagine that you are someone like Tante Nel or the church minister. What do you think would have happened if it was discovered that they were hiding Jews? Despite the risks, why do you think they decided to hide jews anyway?
Imagine living in the annex? What challenges would you face daily? What are some positive aspects of this hiding place?
Compare Anne Frank's hiding place to Mirjam's hiding place. Discuss their similarities and differences. You may use a Venn Diagram to answer this question.