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Anne in hiding

Dear diary,

On Thursday 9th November 1942 my family and the Van Pels were arguing as usual . It’s all been extremely horrible! The thought of having a middle aged man in my bedroom is quite disturbing, and I can never get to sleep whilst he is saying his prayres. The bombing is the worst part of being here because I can’t  get a wink of sleep. The bombings are extremely appalling, due to the horrendous aircrafts soaring through the lit up sky with the search lights peeking their way through my window. How will I survive the rest of the war in the annexe?

Anne in hiding

Thursday 9th November 1942

My family, the Van Pel’s and Fritz Pfeffer have been arguing about many different things like not going to flush the toilet during the day or to make a lot of noise. I had to share a room with the disgusting Fritz Pfeffer who is extremely annoying as we get into too many arguments, the tensions are running high as I hated him so much. As we go to bed we heard the obliterating bombs demolish buildings. I was horrified as I had nightmares about the secret annexe being found where the others and I were hiding.

1933, I am Anne Frank, my family and I moved to Amsterdam, where we hoped to be safe from the Nazi Germans.To escape the Germans, we’d left a false trail suggesting we’d fled to Switzerland. I attended Montessori school where I make two best friends. May 1940, the Germans invaded the Netherlands and began persecuting the Jews. My dad was not allowed to own his business and unfortunately, I attended a new school, just for Jewish children. The government made a terrible new rule, that when the Jews turned 6, we had to where a yellow star on our shirts, so it was easier for Germans to arrest us. Then, I found out that numerous Jews were killed by Nazi soldiers .


Moving to the Netherlands

In 1933 Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam, where they hoped to stay safe from the Nazis but they weren’t safe for long because later on, in 1940 the Germans invaded the Netherlands.In Anne’s outside life, she attended Motessori school where she makes two best friends . Discrimination increased towards the Jewish people, which meant that Anne and Margot had to go to a separate schools, just for Jewish people. They were forced to leave their friends behind . Shortly after, Anne’s fathers had to give up his business because of the new law that stated Jews were not allowed to own their own business. Other rules included, having to wear the star of David (of over six years old) and the possibility of being arrested just for being Jewish. Lots of the Jewish people were killed by the Nazis, others were sent to a concentration camp (prisons for Jews created by the Nazis and where millions of people died!

The secret Annexe

Dear Kitty,

Today me and my family arrived at the secret annexe, it was really small up there in the attic, there was not a lot of space to walk around, but it was bearable. Hopefully, we can settle in, we might be in here for a long time. Miep, the lady who helped us hide, told us we had to stay silent during the day, it was very boring. My mum sat there, still, in shock. She didn’t move…


Dear kitty,

Wednesday 8th July 1942

When I arrived at the office,where Mr Kulger ,Mr Kleiman and Meip worked, I realised that Margot had arrived  there before us because she went on her bike. When we all got together, Mr Kulger showed us up to the secret annexe, it was on the third floor. We had to stay quiet for certain times, expect the weekends. Who ever left the hiding place had to hurry in a rush,two years of our lives we spent hiding from the Germans . Another family and a dentist joined us ,the dentist was called Mr Dussell and the family was the Van-Dan family. Throughout hiding, I felt happy because we weren’t alone but scared because we could have been caught.


Dear Kitty,

Wednesday 8th July 1942,

I was  hiding in my father’s offices,in the attic. It’s not the best of places but it will do. I had a bland and boring bedroom, so to liven it up, over the years I had stuck some photos on the walls. Most of our belongings had been sent there in advance. This was because our plans were changed because my sister Margot was called up to go to  concentration camp, luckily this never happened we continued to hide like this for 2 years.


The secret annex

Saturday 12th February 1942                                                                               When I first stepped into the tiny cramped space, I thought to my self how are we going to live in the attic of my dads  office building? Half way through the day, another family called Mr and Mrs Van Dan, and their son  arrived.Not long after, a dentist called Mr Kulger joined us. Now I was thinking to myself, I  can’t live with them. As life progressed, it got harder to live especially, if you were  ill . You had to wait it out . It also wasn’t very nice having to have the same meal over and over again.

Wednesday 8th July 1942

Dearest Kitty,

I can’t believe that this is really going to happen!  I am overwhelmed by the fear of being found and killed and going to a concentration camp, my heart is throbbing in agony because I fear of what is happening. Oh poor Moortje all alone, I hope if I live she will to…..

I had no idea where we were going to hide, but I soon knew as we approached my fathers office. Mr Kulger, Mr Kleiman and Miep work beneath us on the factory floor.  Miep is  a star, bringing  food and presents for us.

Holland will never be the same and neither will my family because of Adolf Hitler. Mums calling now so I shall speak later goodbye.


Wednesday 8th July 1942

Dearest kitty,

As we cautiously stepped closer to our new home  (until the end of the war). My fathers co- workers greeted us in a suspicious hurry, they led us up for what seemed hundreds of stairs. We finally stopped at a bookcase which was  a relief.

I was extremely tired and eager to find mine and Margot’s bedroom, I brightened my room with photos of famous  people.

My father called me and Margot to go to the dinner room which we spent most of are time in an awkward silence. Must go, mother shouted, we have to stay quiet  for another hour.

From Anne