Dear Sj,

 

 

 

Simple booklet entries from Sarah and Jacob

 

 Dear Sj,

       If I had all those restrictions I would probably just go with it. I'm not much of an activist so I wouldn't revolt in any kind of way. maybe if I wanted it bad enough I would sneak it. Like if I wanted to go to the pool and the people said that Jews wasn't allowed in there. If it were to get bad enough and I had nothing left to lose, then maybe i would fight, but I would still be hesitant. By Jacob

 

 

 

Dear Sj,

      If i was living with total strangers,my family would have probably not been very comfortable for the first few days. But over time we would get used to it. We would probibly but heads a lot for the dumbest reasons.We probably wouldn't resolve to easily. By Jabob

 

Dear Sj,

      I think it would be easiest to get along with peter because he is always isolates himself from everyone else, except muchi and never interferes with other people's affairs. and besides, it wouldn't be too hard to stop talking to him if we have a falling out. By:Jacob

 

Dear Sj,

      If I were to be in hiding like Anne, I would like to be able to go outside and fish. I've always loved fishing. and we would be able to obtain food in that ways so we wouldn't be so hungry and short tempered. By: Jacob

 

Dear Sj,

      If i were to be in hiding and it was a holiday I probably not celebrate it in general. first of all because I wouldn't waste the resources to celebrate them. I would save them for later so I could survive longer. second I wouldn't celebrate it because I wouldn’t want to risk being heard by people who might be walking outside of working that day. By: Jacob

  1. Dear Sj,
  2. Anne outbursts on her own mother and basically gives everyone a wake up call. She says “You grownups have had your chance!” meaning that they had a life and experienced things they never did. Anne turns into a women and stands up for not only herself but for Margot and Peter. It truly isn’t fair that people outside the Annex are taking Jews away for simply having a religion. Anne, Peter, and Margot are yet to discover who they are and what they want to do but, all is isolated till they have a time to enjoy life again outside the Annex. By: Sarah

Dear Sj,

      If someone i trusted and invited into hiding with me was stealing something I’d let the rest know about it than have everyone talk to him and if he tries to deny it than we wouldn’t give him/her any of that item for weeks. It’s not like we have an abundance amount of food to go around or really, an abundance of anything so when someone takes more for themselves there being greedy and disrespectful to the rest of the group. It’s understandable that Mr.Van Daan is stealing food because he is a big guy and needs to intake more food than an average person, or he is just eating the food that he has and feeling as it wasn’t enough to fill his hunger so he steals from the group. By: Sarah

  1. Dear Sj,
  2. I agree that people do not need friends. Friends are only there to motivate you and love you but you already have family for that. Yes, sometimes family can bother us but friends shouldn't have to worry about your feelings all the time because they’re there to hang out with you. I think as you grow up the friendships die out. It isn’t a planned thing, but it’s a time where you take little upset over losing someone you used to be close with. Of course if you fought than destroyed your whole friendship that's different.. The fighting was never planned. Peter is right that people don’t need friends although some may rely on them, they might not be there for your whole lifetime. By: Sarah

Dear Sj,

      I would have answered the phone, not speak but listen into the phone because nowadays we have caller ID so really who would’ve known who it was. Also, since it's been two years into hiding, and yet the war hasn’t ended, I would assure myself i was going to die some day into this hiding annex. I would praise myself and the others who survived two years as brave people.Mr. Dussel was not wrong for making assumptions about who it was because really it couldve been anyone. Since Mr.Dussel assumed all those people of calling, i want to assume it were the Nazi’s calling to see if they had the courage to come down and get the phone. I feel as if the robber reported to the Nazi’s and they came to get them. By:Sarah

Dear Sj,

      It’s important for students to know the struggle of the world and how the Jew’s were so brave and strong during this whole war. People were smuggled to the concentration camps or hid away from the Nazi’s to help save them or there family. In that case Mr. Frank was just an ordinary family trying to save themselves till someone had enough sense to step out and do what’s right. Everyone should be able to have there own religion and openly tell others what their beliefs are. It’s important for students to learn about the circumstances Anne and her “family” faced during this whole journey. Anne had written what actually happened in her diary and that is now evidence or a part of history and if she were still alive today, she would be proud to get her word out to the rest of the world. By: Sarah

 

 

Final Choice:

 

If I were to have a conversation with Anne today meaning she survived the Annex, I would ask her who she thought called on the telephone and why she thought who she thought. I would ask this because everyone has an explanation as to why they think a certain person had called in. Plus she should’ve known that by the time I would’ve talked to her because she’s alive and the Nazi’s didn’t come for her. By: Sarah

 

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