Anne Frank

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Part 1: June 14, 1942 – July 9, 1942: All these journal entries are written from Anne's home in Amsterdam, Holland. Anne was Jewish, she is very fun and perky, she had just turned thirteen. For her birthday her dad gave her a journal, she writes in it every day and tells it everything that happened throughout the day. She thinks of the journal as her friend so she named it Kitty. The first few entries give a description of her early life. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, her family had to move to holland to escape Hitler. Jewish people had to follow a lot of different rules, some of these are: they have to wear a yellow star, they are not allowed to ride bicycles, they are forbidden to drive and travel by train, they were only allowed to shop in Jewish stores and only from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. , they are not allowed outside after 8:00 p.m. , and they cannot visit Christians and must go to Jewish schools. Anne just tries to make the best of these situations. Her dad cannot work the Dutchmen took over his job so he stays home. Anne has a very close bond with her father. Part II: July 9, 1942 – November 9, 1942: The family had to go into hiding on July 9, Anne's sister was being sent to work in a concentration camp on July 16. Her father didn't want her to go so they moved into a building with another Jewish family, the Van Daans. Anne draws a sketch of the building it is very small and cramped. There is a secret room for hiding. Anne does not understand how much danger her family is in, she feels like she is on vacation. A couple days later she realizes the danger they are in at night they cannot make any noise. Anne does not write in her diary for a whole month, but when she does write again she talks about the family living with them. They have a shy quiet son that is 15, she says that Mrs. Van Daan is a very difficult woman. Living in small place is becoming more difficult everyone is getting on each others nerves. Anne is trying to make the best of the situation.

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