Beschreibung

The Diary of a Young Girl (also known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne\'s father, Otto Frank, the family\'s only known survivor. The diary has since been published in more than 60 different languages.

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THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

Anne Frank

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I hope I wil be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to
confide in anyone, and I hope you wil be a great source of comfort and support.
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June 12, 1942
I hope I wil be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to
confide in anyone, and I hope you wil be a great source of comfort and support.
COMMENT ADDED BY ANNE ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1942: So far you truly have been
a areat source of comfort to me, and so has Kitty, whom I now write to regularly.
This way of keeping a diary is much nicer, and now I can hardly wait for those
moments when I'm able to write in you. Oh, I'm so alad I brought you along!
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1942
I'll begin from the moment I got you, the moment I saw you lying on the table among
my other birthday presents. (I went along when you were bought, but that doesn't
count.)
On Friday, June 12, I was awake at six o'clock, which isn't surprising, since it was
my birthday. But I'm not al owed to get up at that hour, so I had to control my
curiosity until quarter to seven. When I couldn't wait any longer, I went to the dining
room, where Moortje (the cat) welcomed me by rubbing against my legs.
A little after seven I went to Daddy and Mama and then to the living room to open
my presents, and you were the first thing I saw, maybe one of my nicest presents.
Then a bouquet of roses, some peonies and a potted plant. From Daddy and Mama I
got a blue blouse, a game, a bottle of grape juice, which to my mind tastes a bit like
wine (after al , wine is made from grapes), a puzzle, a jar of cold cream, 2.50 guilders and a gift certificate for two books. I got another book as wel , Camera Obscura (but
Margot already has it, so I exchanged mine for something else), a platter of
homemade cookies (which I made myself, of course, since I've become quite an expert
at baking cookies), lots of candy and a strawberry tart from Mother. And a letter from
Grammy, right on time, but of course that was just a coincidence.
Then Hanneli came to pick me up, and we went to school. During recess I passed out
cookies to my teachers and my class, and then it was time to get back to work. I
didn't arrive home until five, since I went to gym with the rest of the class. (I'm not
al owed to take part because my shoulders and hips tend to get dislocated.) As it was
my birthday, I got to decide which game my classmates would play, and I chose
vol eybal . Afterward they all danced around me in a circle and sang "Happy Birthday."
When I got home, Sanne Ledermann was already there. Ilse Wagner, Hanneli Goslar
and Jacqueline van Maarsen came home with me after gym, since we're in the same
class. Hanneli and Sanne used to be my two best friends. People who saw us together
used to say, "There goes Anne, Hanne and Sanne." I only met Jacqueline van Maarsen when I started at the Jewish Lyceum, and now she's my best friend. Ilse is Hanneli's
best friend, and Sanne goes to another school and has friends there.
They gave me a beautiful book, Dutch Sasas and Lesends, but they gave me Volume II
by mistake, so I exchanged two other books for Volume I. Aunt Helene brought me a
puzzle, Aunt Stephanie a darling brooch and Aunt Leny a terrific book: Daisy Goes to
the Mountains.
This morning I lay in the bathtub thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a dog
like Rin Tin Tin. I'd cal him Rin Tin Tin too, and I'd take him to school with me,
where he could stay in the janitor's room or by the bicycle racks when the weather
was good.
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1942
I had my birthday party on Sunday afternoon. The Rin Tin Tin movie was a big hit
with my classmates. I got two brooches, a bookmark and two books. I'l start by
saying a few things about my school and my class, beginning with the students.
Betty Bloemendaal looks kind of poor, and I think she probably is. She lives on some
obscure street in West Amsterdam, and none of us know where it is. She does very
wel at school, but that's because she works so hard, not because she's so smart.
She's pretty quiet.
Jacqueline van Maarsen is supposedly my best friend, but I've never had a real friend.
At first I thought Jacque would be one, but I was badly mistaken.
D.Q.* [* Initials have been assigned at random to those persons who prefer to remain
anonymous.] is a very nervous girl who's always forgetting things, so the teachers
keep assigning her extra homework as punishment. She's very kind, especial y to G.Z.
E.S. talks so much it isn't funny. She's always touching your hair or fiddling with your buttons when she asks you something. They say she can't stand me, but I don't care,
since I don't like her much either.
Henny Mets is a nice girl with a cheerful disposition, except that she talks in a loud
voice and is real y childish when we're playing outdoors. Unfortunately, Henny has a
girlfriend named Beppy who's a bad influence on her because she's dirty and vulgar.

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