Written By: Dylan Pompe & Daniel Tabor

Electronic Diary

The Secret Annex

Otto Frank

Dear Squid,

Mr. Frank returns to his hiding place in the beginning of the play. I would not have returned to the hiding place because there are too many memories locked up in the hiding place that I wouldn't have wanted to remember. I wouldn’t have wanted to go because of the time wasted. They spent 25 months in that place only to be found out and taken to a concentration camp anyways. If I were to have gone back I would be so frustrated about the fact that I didn't flee the country when I had the chance. That is why I would not have returned.

Sincerly, 

Dan

Dear Squid,

I would choose to protect the Franks like Miep and Mr.Kraler despite the fact that I would suffer the same fate as the Jews. I would do this because what the Nazis were doing was wrong, and I would gladly put myself out there if it meant protecting people. While knowing what would would be done to us if we got caught would deter me somewhat, I would still attempt to help in some way. As terrifying it would be to suffer the concentration camps, it would be even worse to know that the Jews would not survive like other people would. It would not matter what would be done to everyone who helped, I would still help.

Sincerly,

Dylan

 

Jewish identifiction during wwIi

The door to the hidden annexe

Anne Frank

Anne's Bike

Park In Holland

Dear Squid,

If I was in hiding, there would be many things I would long for. My own room, new clothes, to be able to be outside, my bike, to be able to do whatever I wanted, and many other things. These things would  all be important to me because while going into hiding would keep me safe, it would also make me feel extremely restricted and cut off. All of those things are things that give me the freedoms of privacy and movement and creating my own path, instead of being restricted to a few small rooms. However, most of all, I would want to be part of society again .

 Sincerly,

Dylan

Dear Squid,

Anne’s arguments up to this point have been pointless and about trivial thing but this time she has a good argument. She talks about how it’s the grownups fault. She states that she, Margot, and Peter are all young. She talks about how it isn’t their fault the world is a mess and that the adults should stop taking everything out on them like it is their fault. She says “What’s the point of thinking of misery when you’re already miserable.”(The Diary Of Anne Frank, 843) This shows what everybody is feeling and why the argument turned into what it did. This is probably what sparked Anne to start going off on the adults as if it was their fault.

Sincerely,

Dan

 

 

 

World warII HEADLINE

Peter Van Daan

Dear Squid,

 Peter says he doesn’t need friends to be happy, I would agree with him in that sense. Most people want to have a group of friends to hang around, but they don’t necessarily need them. People like to hang around people generally that have similar interests. Peter might not want all the attention that he would get if he had a lot of friends. Peter may be becoming in a sense a hermit. He is an outcast that doesn't like the company of most other people. Later in the story you see peter and Anne build a relationship and that is probably the first relationship that Peter has ever really had.

Sincerely,

Dan

Dear Squid,

In the play, Mr.Frank says “We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re destroying ourselves.”(The Diary of Anne Frank, 858) This shows that throughout their two years in hiding, they all slowly began to eat away at each other's patience until all they do is bicker amongst each other, for example, when they argue over something as trivial as a slice of cake. They were destroying each other because of all of the stress they had from being forced to stay cooped up in a few small rooms for two years. The only thing that kept them from completely destroying each other was a mixture of total fear, and hope. Without this, they would have certainly destroyed each other twice as fast. The Nazis were the reason they were in hiding, but not their reason for constant arguing.

 Sincerley,

Dylan

WWII HEADLINE

Entry from the diary of anne frank

Dear Squid,

The last quote that Mr.Frank reads from the diary is incredibly important to Anne’s character and memory because it personifies everything she believed in. It ties together all of Anne’s beliefs and thoughts perfectly. It also brings an incredible amount of clarity about Anne as a person to the forefront of the reader’s mind. without it, in some ways, Anne still seems like a loud, outgoing, normal teenage girl, but with that quote, it shows that Anne was so much more than the average kid. She had faith in people despite all of the horrors taking place around her, and she still held onto those ideals even after being stripped of her freedom.

Sincerely,

Dan & Dylan

 

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