Focus: Anne Frank's World

Through personal narratives, photographs, and diary pages, this Focus portfolio surveys the world outside the secret annex. Students will easily analyze and understand the fate of Anne's friends, the resistance and deportation of Amsterdam's Jews, the escape of some, the help of many in the Christian population, and the betrayal by others. It follows Anne after her arrest, from Westerbork to Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen, where, with her sister, Margot, she perished and from where, through her famous diary, she entered world history as the personification of all the Jewish children murdered in the Holocaust and as a universal symbol of the human spirit. This collection's author, Robert Sugar, escaped Nazi persecution on a Kindertransport (Children s Transport) from Vienna to Great Britain. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Timeline * Glossary * Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key 8 Primary Source Documents: * Photo-poster documenting the German invasion of the Netherlands and the resistance and deportation of the Jews * Dora Unger's (Scheinowitz) first-hand account of crossing the border from Germany to Holland * Cross section drawing of the secret annex and a photograph of the movable bookcase that concealed the entrance * Pages from Anne Frank's handwritten diary * Red Cross document listing the Frank family in last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz * Profile of Miep Gies, main protector of the secret annex inhabitants, and a related photograph * Interview with Ed Silverberg, Anne's friend "Hello," about his escape from Holland * Photo-poster documenting the fate of Anne, Margo, and Anne's friends Hanneli (Lies) and Sanne

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6298-8
Author: Robert Sugar
Copyright: 2006
Reading Level: Grades 6-12+
Interest Level: Grades 6-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"