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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
  • He showed the gentlemen all there was to see, with the exception of the Secret Annex.

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  • The YMCA added an annex where younger children can play.
  • Their display is in the annex to the main convention hall.

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  • On August 4, 1944, the eight people hiding in the Secret Annex were arrested.
  • Out of respect for the dead, Otto Frank also omitted a number of unflattering passages about his wife and the other residents of the Secret Annex.

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  • Over the years, the identity of the people who helped the family in the Secret Annex has become common knowledge.
  • The door to the right of the landing leads to the "Secret Annex" at the back ofthe house.
  • Now I’ve introduced you to the whole of our lovely Annex!
  • After we arrived at 263 Prinsengracht, Miep quickly led us through the long hallway and up the wooden staircase to the next floor and into the Annex.
  • The Annex is an ideal place to hide in.
  • Yours, Anne FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1942 Dear Kitty, Now our Secret Annex has truly become secret.
  • Yours, Anne MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1942 Dearest Kitty, Today I’ll tell you the general news here in the Annex.
  • Downstairs in the office as well as upstairs in the Annex, there was great hilarity.

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  • I must say that the Annex Committee (the men’s section) is very creative.
  • In the true spirit of the Annex, I should talk to you about food.
  • And what would be the point of turning the Secret Annex into a Melancholy Annex?
  • And what would be the point of turning the Secret Annex into a Melancholy Annex?
  • If only he doesn’t come back demanding to see the Annex.
  • To keep you up to date on the latest adventures in the Secret Annex, I should tell you this as well.
  • Margot, the Annex’s Dutch teacher, has been correcting these letters for him.
  • If you’re trying to diet, the Annex is the place to be!
  • SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1943 The Attitude of the Annex Residents Toward the War Mr. van Daan.
  • What the other members of the Annex family think about the war doesn’t matter.
  • As the Benjamin of the Annex, I got more than I deserve.
  • Yours, Anne TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1942 Dearest Kitty, The Annex was delighted to hear that we’ll all be receiving an extra quarter pound of butter for Christmas.
  • Mr. Dussel was speechless in the face of such ingenuity, and could do nothing but gaze around in surprise as he explored the rest of our lovely and ultrapractical Annex.
  • Then for the first time since our arrival in the Secret Annex, I found a moment to tell you all about it and to realize what had happened to me and what was yet to happen.
  • In my imagination, the man I thought was trying to get inside the Secret Annex had kept growing and growing until he’d become not only a giant but also the cruelest Fascist in the world.
  • The burglary caused another stir, but the Annex seems to thrive on excitement.
  • Bedtime always begins in the Annex with an enormous hustle and bustle.
  • Alone at last, I remove the blackout screen …. and a new day begins in the Annex.
  • This is the only time the members of the Annex family don’t interrupt each other, since even Mr. van Daan can’t argue with the speaker.
  • Yours, Anne MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1943 Dearest Kitty, We now continue with a typical day in the Annex.
  • Seated next to him is the Annex’s little bundle of nerves.
  • Number nine is not part of our Annex family, although she does share our house and table.
  • Freedom in the Annex Five-thirty.
  • Yours, Anne THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1943 Dearest Kitty, Relationships here in the Annex are getting worse all the time.
  • In the meantime, Bep had gotten rid of van Maaren and come to get Mr. Kugler from the Annex.
  • It annoys me to be so dependent on the moods here in the Annex, but I’m not the only one: we’re all subject to them.
  • Or I’m roaming the streets, or the Annex is on fire, or they come in the middle of the night to take us away and I crawl under my bed in desperation.
  • I see the ei ght of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky surrounded by menacing black clouds.
  • When I was thirteen, the fountain pen went with me to the Annex, and together we’ve raced through countless diaries and compositions.
  • I should explain that yesterday was November 16, the first anniversary of his living in the Annex.
  • Annex: "Don’t you remember Goebbels saying that if the Germans have to go, they’ll slam the doors to all the occupied territories behind them?"
  • Jan: "You can say what you like, I just don’t believe Annex: "It’s always the same old story.
  • I began with "Eva’s Dream," which she liked a lot, and then I read a few passages from "The Secret Annex," which had her in stitches.
  • Yours, Anne M. Frank SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1944 What happens in other people’s houses during the rest of the week happens here in the Annex on Sundays.
  • The entire Annex breathed a huge sigh of relief.
  • But it felt good; it was the most won— derful evening I’ve ever had in the Annex.
  • Another fact that doesn’t exactly brighten up our days is that Mr. van Maaren, the man who works in the warehouse, is getting suspicious about the Annex.
  • A good example of the explicit warnings of the male contingent is the following conversation with Jan: Annex: "We’re afraid that when the Germans retreat, they’ll take the entire population with them."
  • Especially when we handed him the following typewritten rules and regulations for the Secret Annex (a van Daan production): PROSPECTUS AND GUIDE TO THE SECRET ANNEX A Unique Facility for the Temporary Accommodation of Jews and Other Dispossessed Persons Open all year round: Located in beautiful, quiet, wooded surroundings in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • Especially when we handed him the following typewritten rules and regulations for the Secret Annex (a van Daan production): PROSPECTUS AND GUIDE TO THE SECRET ANNEX A Unique Facility for the Temporary Accommodation of Jews and Other Dispossessed Persons Open all year round: Located in beautiful, quiet, wooded surroundings in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • I think, Kitty, that true love may be developing in the Annex.
  • I can’t tell you how often the conversation at meals has been about an Annex wedding, should the war last another five years.
  • Here in the Annex the mood never varies.
  • Just imagine how interesting it would be if I were to publish a novel about the Secret Annex.
  • Debates are going on left and right in the Annex.
  • Here in the Annex no one even bothers to set a good example.
  • The windows in the Annex were open, and the Keg people saw that too.
  • Not surprisingly, the Annex is once again in an uproar.
  • In any case, after the war I’d like to publish a book called The Secret Annex.
  • Yours, Anne M. Frank What Our Annex Family Is Interested In (A Systematic Survey of Courses and Readina Matter) Mr. van Daan.
  • Monday (a holiday because of Pentecost), Mr. Gies served as the Annex watchman, and Tuesday we were finally allowed to open the windows.
  • Hot weather is horrible in the Annex.
  • Yours truly has put this magic formula to use, with great success! Yours, Anne M. Frank MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1944 Dearest Kitty, New problems in the Annex.
  • Conclusion reached by the Annex while breakfasting at nine: this is a trial landing, like the one two years ago in Dieppe.
  • A huge commotion in the Annex! Is this really the beginning of the long-awaited liberation?
  • Peter and I have both spent our contemplative years in the Annex.
  • Anyone who claims that the older folks have a more difficult time in the Annex doesn’t realize that the problems have a far greater impact on us.
  • The real names of the other people hiding in the Secret Annex are: THE VAN PELS FAMILY (from Osnabriick, Germany): Auguste van Pels (born September 9, 1890) Hermann van Pels (born March 31, 1889) Peter van Pels (born November 8, 1926) Called by Anne, in her manuscript: Petronella, Hans and Alfred van Daan; and in the book: Petronella, Hermann and Peter van Daan.
  • Mr. Kleiman and Bep also take very good care of us, but they’re able to put the Annex out of their minds, even if it’s only for a few hours or a few days.
  • Uke many men, he doesn’t seem to know what fear is —an enviable trait! From our position here in Fort Annex, it’s difficult to gauge the mood of the Dutch.
  • A person with any brains must have noticed by now that Miep sometimes says she’s going to the lab, Bep to the file room and Mr. Kleiman to the Opekta supplies, while Mr. Kugler claims the Annex doesn’t belong to this building at all, but to the one next door.
  • I want to help him so much! Here are the latest news bulletins about life in the Secret Annex over the last few weeks: A week ago Saturday, Boche suddenly got sick.
  • A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but…. it remains to be seen whether I really have talent.
  • Upon their arrest, the eight residents of the Annex were first brought to a prison in Amsterdam and then transferred to Westerbork, the transit camp for Jews in the north of Holland.
  • All I’ve been hearing today is: "If this and that happens, we’re in trouble, and if so-and-so gets sick, we’ll be left to fend for ourselves, and if …." Well, you know the rest, or at any rate I assume you’re famthar enough with the residents of the Annex to guess what they’d be talking about.
  • The various milkmen, grocers and butchers of the two former housewives have been praised to the skies or run into the ground so many times that in our imaginations they’ve grown as old as Methuselah; there’s absolutely no chance of anything new or fresh being brought up for discussion in the Annex.
  • Miep, Bep, Mr. Kleiman, Jan, Father, Peter: the Annex contingent and the Supply Corps all mixed up together, and that in the middle of the day! Curtains and windows open, loud voices, banging doors — I was trembling with excitement.
  • They arrested the eight people hiding in the Annex, as well as two of their helpers, Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman — though not Miep Gies and Elisabeth (Bep) Voskuijl-and took all the valuables and cash they could find in the Annex.
  • They arrested the eight people hiding in the Annex, as well as two of their helpers, Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman — though not Miep Gies and Elisabeth (Bep) Voskuijl-and took all the valuables and cash they could find in the Annex.
  • If only we could plunk her down in the loft in a bucket of cold water! Everyone in the Annex except Mr. van Daan and Peter has read the Hunaarian Rhapsody trilogy, a biography of the composer, piano virtuoso and child prodigy Franz Liszt.
  • Yours, Anne M. Frank MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1944 My dearest Kitty, Contrary to my usual practice, I’m going to write you a detailed description of the food situation, since it’s become a matter of some difficulty and importance, not only here in the Annex, but in all of Holland, all of Europe and even beyond.
  • Annex: "Do you think the Germans are too noble or humane to do it?
  • Annex: "Because we’ve already been through it all ourselves, First in Germany and then here.
  • Annex: "Absolutely not.
  • Annex: "Trains?
  • (Oh, oh, I knew what was coming!) "Here in the Annex it’s not such a good idea.

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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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