Reecee Borkowski

Gary Knox

 

 

The life in hiding

 

        If I were the Jews, and had restrictions that were held against me, I would have to try and work with them. Because if you were to go against them you were to be arrested by the green police and escorted to a concentration camp and most likely be killed. Although if they were corners that could obviously be cut without getting caught, I would probably do them. You can't live life under the crazy restrictions the Jews were held against. As it says in the text how they had to wait all day until you were allowed to use the w.c. which would drive me crazy.That means you could not drink as much and eat as much as you usually do. If I was jewish during this time, I would not go to school because it wouldn't be safe enough and also way too dangerous.

 

Restrictions .


        I would be able to to be a protector like Miep and Mr. Kraler, knowing you would suffer the same fate as the jews because I know for a fact that the Franks and the Van Daans wouldn't or they have done nothing wrong. There is no reason for the Germans to take them away. If I were killed I would die knowing that I did everything I could to protect them. If I failed that means I was trying so hard to keep them safe. As they say only the best of the best fail. No one should go through such torture. Lets just say that there are other people that have done bad things to animals and humans beyond comparison to anything that the Jews did. They are the people that need to be punished. Not people who don't look like the perfect human.

Protectors 


 

         In scene four, the families are getting excited because they are starting to hear that “D Day”, AKA Doomsday has started. They begin celebrating because the Americans are starting to get involved and invaded the coast of Normandy. It is mostly Omaha Beach. As the party and the celebration is taking place, they hear cars stop in front of their house and Nazi Germans shouting orders. The Nazis knock on the door and then proceed to invade the building. They hear the Nazis come, then they proceed inside to collect their belongings and say their goodbyes to each other. The Nazis come and they go inside and take everyone to concentration camps. Throughout all of this, they stay together as a family and follow the orders of the green police.

Final Goodbye 


 

         If I were Mr. Frank, would I return to the hiding place that I spent 25 months hiding in? I would not revisit the hiding spot, because I believe that it would bring back many hard memories, that my family and I had spent during the war. The Franks and the others who lived in the hiding place, went through many hardships to try and stay hidden from the Green Police. If they saw the Franks, they would surely be brought to a concentration camp and would be forced to work or be killed. They had no liberties to go outside and do any of the normal things that people do. Even when they were in the hiding place, they would have to be quiet so that they could not be detected by the workers  who were there during the day. So if I were Mr.Frank, I would not be able to revisit the hiding place because of the hard times I had here.

 Returning


 

       When the telephone rings and Mr. Frank doesn't answer it, He made the right decision.“Perhaps it’s Sunday. We may have lost track of the days.” This shows that they are unsure of what the date is. This was smart on Mr. Frank’s part because if the day was a Sunday, and the person calling wasn’t Meip, if Mr. Frank answered the phone then, they would have been discovered.  That’s why I would have to agree with Mr. Frank and not answer the phone call.

 Phone Call


         After reading this play, I have a completely different understanding and visual of how all the Jewish families had to go through while they were in hiding or in  the concentration camps. It was a very hard time with the Franks, Van Daans, and Dussel. They had to stay motionless for countless hours of the days to avoid attention from the different workers that who were below. Because there were eight people that were all together, they commonly had to feed on very little food portions. Some of these meals, were only served once or twice a day as the time passed later in their hiding.During their hiding, everybody also argued with one another. They did not always get along which made it that much harder to stay together. I believe that this story should be taught to they children all over the world, because there are so many of the Jewish people at that time,other than the Franks, Van Daans, and Dussel who were out there. It is important to teach this so that we can learn from our history.

Struggles 

The End


 

Entry Information

Page of Entry

Person who wrote it

Person who edited it

Act 1, Scene 1

2

Reece Borkowski

Gary Knox

Act 1, Scene 2

3

Rece Borkowski

Gary Knox

Act 2, Scene 4

4

Reece Borkowski

Gary Knox

Act1, Scene 1

5

Gary Knox

Reece Borkowski

Act 2, Scene 4

6

Gary Knox

Reece Borkowski

Act 2, Scene 5

7

Gary Knox

Reece Borkowski

       
       

Image/ Music

Peson who searched it

   

old school classroom

Reece

   

old school phone

Gary

   

Mr. kraler

Reece

   

Anne Frank

Gary

   

star of david

Reece

   

Anne Frank house

Reece

   

Last stand

Gary knox