"All we do is study. It drives me crazy! We should have more fun."
"Fun, is that all you can think about? Terrible things are happening to Jews. We should not even be on this street. They might take us away on one of those transports."
"They murdered him!...They murdered Papa!"
"By the time the Nazis bet around to us, the war may be over"
"You don't see to realize what you are letting yourself in for."
Hannelore and her friends (Kaethe and Irma) went to an ice-cream parlor.
"If only Papa had listened to his friend Mr. Wasserman, who had emigrated with his family to Argentina while there was still time."
"The ghetto seemed to be a paradox between hope and hopeless."
Hannelore received a letter that basically says that her father (Martin) had been killed in a Jewish concentration camp.
Hannelore receives another letter saying that her siblings (Wolfgang and Selly) and her mother (Karoline) were going to be deporteed. Irma and Kaethe were also there and were trying to convince Hannelore not to be deporteed with her family.
"An SS man yelled, hurling me onto a truck already filled with many people. There was barely enough room to stand. Fortunately, the ride was short."
Hannelore leaves the boarding school for she could be deported with her family.
Hannelore and her family arrived to the Jewish Ghetto. While Hannelore's siblings, Wolfgang and Selly were somewhere else in the ghetto. Karoline, Hannelore's mother and Hannelore were exploring the Jewish Ghetto.
Hannelore and her family (Wolfgang, Selly, and Karoline) are separated. She is then caught by the SS man and sent to Belzyce.