Reading and studying help pass the time.

Daily activities

Anne prefers to work at the small desk when writing, reading and studying.
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'Only with a certain time allocation laid down from the start and with each one having his own duties, could we have hoped to live through the situation. Above all the children had to have enough books to read and learn. None of us wanted to think [about] how long this voluntary imprisonment would last.'

Otto Frank

A day in the Secret Annex

The people in hiding are on a tight schedule.More

The shared kitchen (Photo of the refurnished secret annex: Allard Bovenberg)

Learning and reading

Otto en Edith Frank take into account that hiding could be for a long period of time. They bring school books for their daughters.More

Cursus Spaans
The people in the Annex pass the time by reading and studying.

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The hiding place A bookcase hides the entrance

The hiding place at 263 Prinsengracht is relatively spacious. There is enough room for two families.

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Daily activities Reading and studying help pass the time

The people in hiding are on a tight schedule.

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'Today I have nothing but dismal and depressing news to report...

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