Day 5

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Why does Anne want to become a Dutch citizen?

    Anne is deeply attached to the Dutch, particularly since Holland is her adopted home and she feels rejected by her actual birth home, Germany. She acknowledges that anti-Semitism is rising in Holland even while the war is still going on, and that she can never be just another member of society but will always be marked as different for being Jewish. However, she still wants to feel at home in what she called "a nation of good, honest, upright people." Anne was born in Germany, but was stripped of her German citizenship for being Jewish. Students should talk about why she might be concerned about having a home, a place she not...

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