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Anne in Amsterdam Netherlands Nazis Holocaust

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By CJ McGarrity, John Grobaker, and Liam Donovan

Anne in Amsterdam

Entry #1 

 In the beginning of the act, Mr. Frank goes back to the place where he, his family, and the Van Daans were hiding. If I were Mr. Frank I wouldn’t have gone back because of all the things that happened during the past two years, all the memories he held in that attic are still there. I would feel uneasy about going back knowing that this was the last place I saw my daughters, my wife, and my friends. During the flashback Mr. Frank stated “I can’t stay in Amsterdam, Miep. It has too many memories for me: Forgive me. I shouldn’t speak to you like this after all that you did for us... the suffering…” This shows that even though the war is over Mr. Frank still holds the memories of the attic.

I would be willing to be a protector such as Miep or Mr. Kraler if the position was necessary. The protectors of the Jewish people in hiding would suffer the same fate as the Jews themselves, but many continued anyway. They continued to protect them because they believe in what is right, which is equality for all, and not the oppression and extermination of people different than you. What good are the people who abandon their friends and colleagues who are in need of their help? Like in the story The Terrible Things, we must all stick together if we are to conquer evil and hatred. The ones who scatter are letting the Terrible Things win. Don’t let them win again.

Entry #2 


    I believe that the easiest person to get along with in the attic is Mr. Frank, and the hardest to get along with would be Mr. Van Daan. Mr. Frank is a kind, optimistic soul who always sees the glass half full. He often redirects the group’s feelings, like giving them good news and asking them what the first thing they will do when they get out of the attic will be. Mr. Van Daan, however, is always pessimistic and grumpy. He constantly complains about his cigarettes, and never has anything good to say. He always worries, which also makes the other members in the group concerned as well. In conclusion, Mr. Frank is a much more enjoyable person than Mr. Van Daan.

Entry #3

    After the big ball of tension inside everyone escalated to an all-time high in the previous scene, everyone begins to realize what is going on. They realize what is really going on in the outside world, and that they are in a very fortunate position. The big clumps inside of them unravel and they even begin to show signs of hope for what the future may bring. People start listing off the items they miss and can't wait to have back when the war is over. The items that I would miss the most would probably be either the internet or my favorite food, Cheez-Its. This is because I use the internet as a way entertainment, as a source of information, and for a lot of other things as well. And for Cheez-Its, they’re just too good not to miss them.

Entry #4

My favorite holiday is Christmas. If I were in  hiding like the Franks it would be hard to celebrate like before. For starters, we could not make any noise and we wouldn’t have as much food as before. So in hiding, we might have a little less food than we normally have and try to keep our voices low so that anyone walking by might not hear us. In hiding we wouldn’t celebrate the same but we could have a makeshift Christmas. Although we wouldn’t have any presents, it would still be just as much fun.    

Entry #5

During scene 1 in act 2, Anne has outbursts and arguments based on trivial matters. In this scene, there is a drastic change in her. This was when Anne became furious at her mother for telling them to think of how lucky they are not to be in a concentration camp. Anne also mentions how she is young and that the grownups already had their chance and that she didn't start the war so no one should take it out on the children. This changed Anne a lot and this hurt the already thin relationship between Anne and her mother.

Entry #6

During scene 2 in act 2, Peter says to Anne that he has no friends. Peter also mentions that he does not need friends in order to be happy. I do not agree with this because of some evidence in the passage. Before Peter and Anne start to really get along, there is not once in the passage where Peter is obviously happy. Leading off of that, Peter is first seen in a joyful state when Anne and him start talking about things and letting their anger out. This is why I think you can not be happy without any friends.

Entry #7

When Mr. Van Daan stole food, everyone was shocked. I would react very surprised because this man has been staying here for the longest time and I would have known him so well. In that situation I would side with Mrs. Frank because taking food is a crime among the group. For this I would kick him out because the food is what keeps everyone alive. Mr. Van Daan stole food, and the food he ate came from the entire group. This means that there will be less food to sustain the group. When Mrs. Frank said think of the children, I wondered if Mr. Van Daan was regretting his decision. Either way, I would still kick him from the group.

Entry #8

    If my family and I were hiding in an old, musty attic for twenty five months, only to be caught by the green police, we would feel a variety of emotions. For one, we would feel fear, as the thought of going to these death camps was frightening enough, but the fact that we would be separated would be even more troubling. We would also feel frustration, because after all this time hiding, it had still amounted to nothing at the end of the day. We would also feel a tinge of excitement and happiness, because after twenty five months of hiding in an old attic, without ever being allowed to go outside, would drive anyone nuts. At the very least, if we’re going out, at least we’ll be getting fresh air.

Entry #9

Thank you for watching

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