Journal

The Journal of the Halocaust  

 Restrictions

Star of David

The restrictions put on Jews would make life much more difficult than it already was for Jews just like us. The yellow stars that indicate that we are Jewish make me feel like i am a possession, and not a human being. Me being forced out of the Dutch school makes me feel as if I am much different, and doesn’t belong here, as well as that I had to leave all my friends behind. I am also not allowed to use any type of transportation since these rules were put into place. My bike was taken away, and i am no longer allowed to use any kind of automobile including my parents car. These laws put put in place here have made it very difficult to live a happy life as a Jew. I hope that things could get back to normal soon.

 

Stealing Food 

Bread 

 

If I learned that someone was stealing food, like Mr. Van Daan was, I would react like I was betrayed. I would feel betrayed because, all the other people followed the rules and said they would but, one person lied and was selfish. If someone took food for themselves and left less food for the others, I wouldn’t trust them anymore and I would hide the food somewhere else. I would hide the food somewhere else because, like Mrs. Frank said, “he steals once! He’ll steal again!”. Just because some says they won’t steal again doesn’t mean they will, Mr. Van Daan promised to follow the rules but lied. If a person didn’t keep their promise the first time, how can you trust them the second time?

 

 

Protector 

Miep and Mr. Kraler

I would not be able to be a protector like Mr. Kraler or Miep knowing what I would have to suffer. I wouldn’t be able to be a protector because of what could happen to me or my family. If I was hiding someone in the middle of the city and getting food for others someone would eventually find out. I wouldn’t be oblivious to what was happening to people who did get caught helping which would give me a reason to not help them out. Keeping a secret for a long time can be very hard especially when you don’t know how long it will be. I would have to risk my own life for other people’s life which doesn’t seem fair to my family or me.

The Telephone Rang 

 Telephone

When the telephone rang and Mr. Frank didn’t pick it up, it was the right decision made. He made the right decision because if no one was supposed to be there but someone answered the phone it would cause suspicion. If the same thing happened to me I would not pick up the phone. If someone is trying to warn me about something, then calling would put a sense of warning in my mind even if I didn’t pick up the phone. More than likely though, the phone call was from someone, like the Gestapo, trying to find out if people really were in hiding. On page 864, Mr. Frank made a great point, “No. I’ve told you, no. I’ll do nothing that might let anyone know we’re in the building.” This made a great point because no one was in the building for a few days and the telephone has been ringing probably trying see if someone is hiding.

Christmas in Hiding 

Christmas Tree

My favorite holiday that we would have to celebrate in hiding would be Christmas. We would have to celebrate with a makeshift christmas tree made out of some wooden boards, and small toys, or decorations for the ornaments. We would also have to sing carols very quietly. We would sing “Jingle Bells,” and “Deck the Halls.” We would also not have much food so we would pretend our feast was as bigger than it really was. We would also be very cheery, but careful so we wouldn’t get caught.

Anne Frank's Diary

Anne's Diary

It is important for students to keep reading about Anne Frank because of what she had written in her diary. She wrote about how evil and good some people can be. She showed and wrote about how people's hearts can change, for better and for worse. As shown in her work, she also had an amazing skill for witing. These were the reasons of why The Diary of Anne Frank was one of the most popular diaries from World War II.

On the Bright Side

The Franks' home

That last quote showed what type of person Anne was like. To say, “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart” showed that Anne always looked on the bright side. This is important to her memory, since most people looked at the negatives of the war and being in hiding, but Anne looked at the good. After what the Nazis did to the Jews, and even everyone, it is very hard to write that you still think people are good. Writing that quote showed that Anne’s character was always about the good.

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Works Cited 

Slide 1: Picture by found by Mason Ridgway.

Slide 2: Act 1, Scene 1 by Alex Sapalidis. Picture found by Alex Sapalidis.

Slide 3: Act 2, Scene 3 by Mason Ridgway. Picture found by Alex Sapalidis.

Slide 4: Act 1, Scene 2 by Mason Ridgway. Picture found by Alex Sapalidis.

Slide 5: Act 2, Scene 4 by Mason Ridgway. Picture found by Alex Sapalidis.

Slide 6: Act 1, Scene 5 by Alex Sapalidis. Picture found by Alex Sapalidis.

Slide 7: Act 2, Scene 5 by Alex Sapalidis. Picture found by Mason Ridgway.

Slide 8: Act 2, Final Selection by Mason Ridgway. Picture found by Mason Ridgway.

Slide 9: Works Cited music found by Alex Sapalidis.

 

 

Credits

Hope you enjoyed!

 

 

By Alex Sapalidis

and

Mason Ridgway

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