"Paper has more patience than people". The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank. Dana Ebley, Kate Reinhardt, Michele Smith & Soyoung Lee.
“I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.”
“Since you’ve never been through a war, Kitty, and since you know very little about life in hiding, in spite of my letters, let me tell you, just for fun, what we each want to do first when we’re able to go outside again…I’d be so overjoyed I wouldn’t know where to begin”
"You couldn't do this
you couldn't do that
but life went on"
This is because of the Nuremberg Laws
This is one of the last pictures taken of Anne and her sister before they went into hiding
Volksempfanger Transistor Radio
The Radio of the people
75% of all households had one
Mass produced by Hitler
Helped keep everyone informed
Kept up morale
“Leave me alone, let me have at least one night when I don’t cry myself to sleep with my eyes burning…all day long I hear nothing but what an exasperating child I am”
Anne and Margot Frank in 1932
“…sometime I’ll treat others with the same contempt as they treated me…sounds childish, but wait till it happens to you!”
The Frank family in 1940
263 Prinsengracht - The Annex
“Up to now our bedroom, with its blank walls, was very bare. Thanks to Father– who brought my entire postcard and movie star collection here beforehand– and to a brush and pot of glue, I was able to plaster the wall with pictures. It looks much more cheerful.”
The hinged bookshelf that hid the Frank family in the Annex
The helpers, from left to right: Mr. Kleiman, Miep Gies, Bep Voskuijl, and Mr. Kugler.
Over one million children
under the age of sixteen
died in the Holocaust.
“It’s twice as hard for us young people to hold on to our opinions at a time when ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when the worst side of human nature predominates, when everyone has come to doubt truth, justice and God.”
“…the end is nowhere in sight. As for us, we’re quite fortunate.”
Jews were separated in to groups of those who could work and those who could not. Those who could not would die
Despite all these circumstances, the people living in the annex still tried to lead “normal” lives
“You can be lonely even when you’re loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s ‘one and only’”
feel young and know that I’m free.”“I…feel like a songbird whose wings have been ripped off and who keeps hurling itself against the bars of its dark cage”
Anne and her family spent 25 months hiding in the Annex over her fathers office in Amsterdam