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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!

Dear Kitty,

Wednesday 8th July 1942,

I was ┬áhiding 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 ┬áconcentration camp, luckily this never happened we continued to hide like this for 2 years.

Anne