“But we didn't care about impressions, we only wanted to get away, only escape and arrive safely, Nothing else.
Getting used to Van Daans
“Mrs. Van Daan is Unbearable. I get nothing but ‘blow ups’ from her continuous chatter. She Is always pestering us in someway or the other.
“Everything has me upset this morning, so I wasn't able to finish a single thing properly. It is terrible outside. Day and night more of those poor miserable people are being dragged off, with nothing but a rucksack a little money.”
“I was very unhappy again last evening. Granny and Lies came into my mind. Granny. Oh darling granny, how little we understood what we suffered, or understand how sweet she was.”
hoping to leave
“The sun is shining, the sky is a deep blue, there's a lovely breeze and im longing- so longing- for everything. To talk. For friend's, for freedom, to be alone, and I do so long… to cry!”
Whishing the war was over
“For a long time I haven't had any idea of what i'm working for, the end of the war is so terribly far away, so unreal, like a fairytale. If the war isn't over by september, I shall not go to school anymore, I don't want to be terribly behind.
Hoping and praying things will end
“ I can feel the suffering of millions, and yet, if I look up to the heavens, I think that it will all come right.”
“So that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what i could be, if… their wernt any other people in the world