My very first Christmas present? Oh my! Thank you.
On this day of July 13th, 1943, Anne made a request to Dussel asking for more time at the table we share. Dussel simply replied "No." Anne was reluctant and continued to make statements on why she wants more time. Dussel continued to deny her request, being rude and making insults to her as he did so. Anne left and went on to talk to Pim. Pim talked to Dussel about this matter, after a conversation with Pim, Dussel ended up having to give Anne more time at their table.
April 19, 1944
Anne wrote about how North Amsterdam was heavily bombed the day before. She wrote about the horrible distraction that happened. She said that people lie in the streets in ruins, hundreds dead, and hospitals full. Anne saw children running around, searching for their parents. She recalls the rumble she heard, which she knew the destruction that would come next.
June 15, 1942
Anne wrote that last Friday, for the very first time she received a Christmas present. The girls, Kraler, and Koophius helped. Miep made a cake, which had "Peace 1944" written onto it, She recalled the nice food and drinks that were there on Christmas day, and how nicely everything was done up. Anne also mentions how swiftly Christmas went by for them.
June 23, 1944
Anne writes about looking out upon the beauty of nature, with her "darling boy" in her arms. She writes about how being with him brings her peace and tranquility. She longs to never be disturbed again, even by Moushchi.
Look! look how beautiful this all is.
Anne wrote about having her birthday party last Sunday. She had a wonderful time. Her mother guessed and pondered about who Anne would marry. She talks about 3 of her friends. Lies, Sanne, and Jopie. She talks about the different ways she got to know them all, and how her friends are beginning to make new friends.
This has been the most wonderful birthday. Thank you.
Anne wrote about the English and their attack on Cherbourg, people are telling Anne they are sure to be free by October 10, 1944. She writes about how its been exactly 3 years since the Germans attacked. They are now running low on potatoes, so from now on they will have to count out how many each person shall get.