This fear is a reality for the mother because of the uncertainty of the next day in the internment camps. During times like these, family is important to keep close by as you never know what will happen to them in the future. The children have no idea if they will see their father or friends. So there was a propensity to stick together and help each other at the camp survive. However once the father reunited with the family, he “never said a word about the years he 'd been away” (133).
My mom isolated herself from the world and didn’t meet anybody for the first 4 months. My mom began thinking to herself during these four months, “How can you meet other people and make a new home a familiar environment for yourself if you never give it a chance and leave the house?” Lately, I have been realizing that experiences like this are never easy. Feeling alone really hurts a lot of people emotionally, especially being different from everyone else around you. When you feel different from the new people around you, you begin to feel left out and all you want to do is run and hide. Doing this does not allow you to meet new people and experience new things.
Anne led a happy and normal childhood, and on her 13th birthday she received a diary from her parents. It became special to her as years went by. It is through this diary that much about World War II and Anne’s life has been learned. In 1933, her and her family left Frankfurt, a large Jewish community, and settled in Amsterdam. Her father foresaw that Hitler’s power boded disaster for the Jews.
Though she was away from her family Charlie promised her father to always take care of her sisters. That next winter was brutal and a true challenge for the girls, with their father became dreadfully ill. Charlie’s sisters Abigail and Elizabeth came to Work and serve on the Parkington plantation. They did laundry, dusted carpets and swept the chimneys. After a few months Mrs. Parkington sent the girls to MaryAnn’s Place; a girl’s only orphanage in New York City. With their father passing she didn’t want the burden of caring for three more children.
Sometimes she wonders if all these orders are enough reason to run away even if her parents are still good to her. As it turns out, she doesn't have it in her to do such a thing. It is May of 2006 and our woeful protagonist is seventeen and about to graduate high school. The last four years have been very difficult to her due to a heavily lopsided power struggle against her parents since she is about as formidable a foe as a baby mouse. After many arguments she was able to do 'important team projects' at her friends' houses, she also required two weeks of notice to go to the mall, and has stopped trying to go to birthday parties having gone to one with her mom and after about three hours of close observance and awkwardness she finally threw her arms up in defeat and went home.
But she misses her old house and her grandparents who she calls gramp and gran. Alice has a brother called Tim and a sister Alexandria. The two are younger than Alice. At her new school it is horrible for her. Nobody speaks to her the first days.
She had to raise her child by herself while she was unemployed and they weren’t doing so well. Even after she completed writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the first book in the series), she had trouble finding someone that would publish her book. But then he...
This first chapter of her diary contains the diary entries between June 14, 1942 and June 30, 1942. Anne starts her diary with the hope that she can reveal everything and anything to it, since she has never really been able to confide in anyone. In the first chapter Anne says that on June 12th it was her thirteenth birthday and for her birthday she received this diary. Anne then tells how she was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 and in 1933 her family moved to Holland because they were Jewish. She then tells us that he family lives somewhat of an anxious life because she still had family living in Germany, but then her grandma came to Holland with them and her two uncles fled to North America.
The children lost their pet dog and cat, Megan lost her grandmother’s china, but Peter perhaps lost the most: his tools. Since the fire, he has not had a job, because a carpenter without tools might as well not have eyes. He explained that for every job he had, he would add a new tool to his collection. But they all went up in the blaze. When Kozol first met them, they were living in a welfare hotel in New York, where they had been living for two years.
From the first day she had it, she would write all the thoughts, feelings and wishes she had. Her parents were sales people, that thought, that in Neatherlands they might be safe from the nazis. Her life changed, when in July of 1942, the nazis came there searching for jewish people. So the Frank’s took a hard decision: hide from the nazis, living in the house secret room. They were shearing this room with the Van Daan family, close friends to their family.