Wednesday 18 July 1942
As we were walking through the streets, I was terrified and I started asking myself what was going to happen to us? We then saw a German soldier. I was trembling like a jelly. I was thinking are we going to be killed? Or are we going to stay alive? Fortunately he did not notice us. As people say “chances are from gold”, so we took our chance and ran away.
Today is the day where we move into our hiding place (which is called the Secret Annexe) because the Nazi’s are invading Holland, I heard, and to be honest I am actually a bit concerned. Margo (my annoying sister) and I have been forced to hide in this secret sanctuary.
We packed our bags as fast as our bodies would take us, we soon finished though we walked the street wisely and carefully so none of the Nazi’s caught us. We finally arrived at our destination, we travelled through the building quickly and stomped up the dreadful, horrible stairs and finally chilled in our ‘new home’. It was awful!
As we stepped into the annexe, our hearts pumped like mad! I couldn’t explain how terrified I was. My dad (Otto Frank) calmed us all down and told us that everything would be ok and not to worry. I thought will they ever find us and take us away?
It’s Wednesday 8th July 1942, we finally arrived at our new home, which looked a little like my dad’s old work place. Miep Gies, my dad’s work friend,led us to the secret annex hidden on the 3rd floor. The Entrance to the annex was covered by a bookshelf. As we walked up the dreadful stairs, the whole family were downcast. When I took my first glimpse of the annex, I was shocked, all my favourite furniture that had gone missing in our old house was here. It was awful, we had to be quiet all day, except on weekends, or the workers would find us.
Dear Diary ,
Wednesday 8th July 1942, I was stood at the front door of my new home , which looked like dad’s office building. I was led up to the attic (which was now called the secret annexe ) by a lovely lady called Miep Gies . Walking up the dreadful stairs, I felt anxious and down cast, we entered our home. It was clean and full of our furniture, it was quiet heart warming . To make it my own room, I stuck pictures on the wall . Miep warned us that we had to be quiet between 8:30 to 12:30 and then 1:30 to 5:30 which was quiet boring, sitting at the table and not exploring our new place . Well I found the attic which I am writing from .
I paitiently waited outside my father’s office, (in the pouring rain) hoping that someone would open the door before it started to look suspicious. People walked past having a good glare . Just then, Meip one of the people who worked at my fathers office, opened the door and secretly whispered “come in ”
After that, Mr Kulger lead me, my mother and my father towards a book case. Suddenly, I realised where’s Margot? Just a few moments after, I was informed that she had arrived moments before we had ( I was relived but also still in a little shock!)
After arriving you wouldn’t believe what sorts of thoughts were flying through my mind. What about my best friend? What about the people that are going to be left behind? However, thoughts will be thoughts. As the door opened my heart was pounding- I knew there was no going back now…..
Three people stood behind the door – their eyes darting across the street in case anyone saw us. Instantaneously, I knew that these were Mr Kulger , Mr Kleiman and Miep. They worked with my father in the office building. Despite the situation Miep still had a smile on her face (which to be honest made me feel happy inside ). Anxious, taking tentative steps, I walked up the staircase. Once entering immediately I noticed that there was the lamp that had been missing. I thought this would be fun -that was until the rules were set down. Some of these rules meant we had to stay quiet during the day,with the exception of weekends.
I was waiting at the office, until they showed us the way up the staircase into the secret hiding space, which was on the third floor. I investigated the rooms, and noticed some of my things were already there. All of a sudden, they rushed in because we had to be quiet due to the Germans below. All this was life changing for me.