At a Glance

The Diary of Anne Frank dramatizes the period in which Anne Frank and her family hide from the Nazis in an attic. The Franks, the Van Daans, and a couple other displaced Jewish people all live in Mr. Kraler's attic for about a year and a half. Eventually, the Nazis find them, and all but Mr. Frank die in the concentration camps.

  • When the Nazis begin deporting the Jews, Anne Frank and her family go into hiding. Mr. Kraler, Mr. Frank's former employee, takes them in, along with the Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, and Miep Gies.

  • Anne strikes up a friendship with Peter Van Daan, and she shares her first kiss with him.

  • One of Kraler's employees blackmails him, and the Nazis raid the small attic. With the exception of Mr. Frank, all of the Jews die in the concentration camp.


(Drama for Students)

Act 1
The play The Diary of Anne Frank opens in November 1945 with Otto Frank’s return to the attic rooms...

(The entire section is 1541 words.)