The Diary of a Young Girl By Anne Frank. Reading 4. 15 June 1943 – 29 December 1943. Tuesday, 15 June, 1943. Mr. Vossen has stomach cancer; he is forced to retire to take care of his health He will die in November 1945 from cancer; Otto will attend his funeral on December 1 .
Anne Frank’s desk
prepares an “escape
bag” when she admits
the streets are “just as
dangerous as an air
Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government
Anne, who is constantly afraid of being discovered, compares the eight residents to a patch of blue sky surrounded by dark clouds.
Lies (left) and Anne in school before the war
In an entry on February 8, 1944, Anne wrote about her parents’ marriage:
"I have the impression that Daddy married Mummy because he felt she would be a suitable wife. I have to admit I admire Mummy for the way she assumed the role of his wife and has never, as far as I know, complained or been jealous. . . . Daddy certainly admired Mummy's attitude and thought she had an excellent character. . . . What kind of marriage has it turned out to be? No quarrels or differences of opinion-but hardly an ideal marriage. Daddy respects Mummy and loves her, but not with the kind of love I envision for a marriage. . . . Daddy's not in love. He kisses her the way he kisses us. . . . One day Daddy is bound to realize that while, on the outside, she has never demanded his total love, on the inside, she has slowly but surely been crumbling away. She loves him more than anyone, and it's hard to see this kind of love not being returned"
How do you view the marriage of Otto and Edith
Is it any less of a marriage because Edith was not the great love of Otto's life?