The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Discuss in detail what Anne mentions about the fate of other Jews.


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We assume that most of them are being murdered. The English radio says they're being gassed. Perhaps that's the quickest way to die.

The sick, the elderly, children, babies and pregnant women -- all are marched to their death.

Jews and Christians alike are waiting, the whole world is waiting, and many are waiting for death.

These poor people are being shipped off to filthiy slaughterhouses like a herd of sick and neglected cattle. But I'll say no more on the subject. My own thoughts give me nightmares!

Anne's words on the fate of the Jews are straightforward and matter-of-fact. She doesn't hold any illusions of their fate, but unlike many other, she knows their fate is death, and the knowledge gives her nightmares. Anne talks about death by gas, and the fact this death might be the quickest, She notes the filthy conditions they're forced to live in.... the slaughterhouses, places with no hope, merely a waiting room for death.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank