Diary Entry #1 – 11/14/2011
Reflect on the following statement made
by Mr. Frank:
“There are no walls, there are no bolts, no
locks that anyone can put on your mind.”
What do you think he means? Why does
he say it? Why is it significant that he
says this to Anne?
Diary Entry #2
Write about a time when you stood up for
something you thought was right or about
a time you looked the other way.
Then reflect on the following question
posed by the author of “Terrible Things” in
her introduction: “If everyone had stood
together at the first sign of evil would [the
Holocaust] have happened?”
Diary Entry #3
On September 28, 1942, Anne writes, “You
only really get to know people when
you’ve had a jolly good row (argument)
with them. Then and only then can you
judge their true characters!
Give an example from your own
experience that either supports or
challenges Anne’s statement.
Diary Entry #4
When you look at the lists of numbers of
Jews killed in the Holocaust they really
are “Nameless Numbers.” Compare
Anne’s diary to the cold lists of numbers.
Which document (considering the diary
as a document) has more impact on
you? Why? What are some other ways
to put names and faces to the horrors of
Diary Entry #5
“A little piece of heaven, surrounded by
heavy black rain clouds”
Write a poem or create a drawing that
illustrates the meaning of-and your
reactions to-Anne’s description of her life in
the Secret Annex. What strikes you most
Fears of discovery?
The lack of food?
The quarrels among the people hiding?
The relative safety of the Secret Annex?
Diary Entry #6
Anne writes about seeing herself through
someone else’s eyes (January 12,
Describe yourself through someone else’s
eyes-a parent’s view, for example, or
that of a close friend or a sibling.
Diary Entry #7
On July 15, 1944, Anne writes about how it
is harder for young people to be in
hiding than for the adults.
Comment on her reasons for making this
statement. Why do you agree or
disagree with what she says?
Diary Entry #8
Write about how you think you
would feel visiting the Anne Frank
House in Amsterdam, where
“visitors can climb the steps
behind the bookcase, walk
through the rooms where Anne
and her family lived, see the
photographs of movie stars that
Anne put on the walls, and climb
up to the attic where Anne and
Peter spent time together.”
Journal Entry #9
Go to the Holocaust Magazine
Browse the site
Print a copy of a Holocaust poem that you
find particularly interesting.
Write a reflection to this poem as your
Be sure to attach the poem to your entry.