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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • The van Daans have been sleeping all winter long on the same flannel sheet, which can’t be washed because detergent is rationed and in short supply.
  • We also purchase ration books on the black market.
  • Yours, Anne SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2g, 1942 Dearest Kitty, We’ve been using too much electricity and have now exceeded our ration.
  • Bep and Miep went grocery shopping with our ration coupons, Father worked on our blackout screens, we scrubbed the kitchen floor, and were once again busy from sunup to sundown.
  • Better set aside some of my rations for Bep.
  • According to the newspaper, everyone is entitled to half a pound, but they mean those lucky souls who get their ration books from the government, not Jews in hiding like us who can only afford to buy four rather than eight ration books on the black market.
  • Like everything else you can purchase without ration stamps, they’re i totally worthless.
  • Other than one ration stamp each for cheese, meat and bread, all she received from us was a jar of jam.
  • According to the newspaper, everyone is entitled to half a pound, but they mean those lucky souls who get their ration books from the government, not Jews in hiding like us who can only afford to buy four rather than eight ration books on the black market.
  • Everyone’s hungry; except for the ersatz coffee, a week’s food ration doesn’t last two days.
  • The ration board, the police, the officials-they’re all either helping their fellow citizens or denouncing them and sending them off to prison.
  • All Dutch people will be issued new ration registration cards.
  • In order for the many people in hiding to get their rations (you have to show this card to obtain your ration book or else pay 60 guilders a book), the registrar asked all those hiding in that district to pick up their cards at a specified hour, when the documents could be collected at a separate table.
  • The delivery boy from the bakery has supplied us with darning thread-90 cents for one measly skein-the milkman can get hold of ration books, an undertaker delivers cheese.
  • In order for the many people in hiding to get their rations (you have to show this card to obtain your ration book or else pay 60 guilders a book), the registrar asked all those hiding in that district to pick up their cards at a specified hour, when the documents could be collected at a separate table.

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  • Gasoline was rationed during the 1970s oil embargo.
  • During the Second World War, most commodities were rationed, so more resources could be devoted to the war effort.

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