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Anne Frank spent days in the Secret Annex. Although each day was different from the last, there was a certain rhythm to life in the Secret Annex.
Based on Anne's diary and a few of her short stories, we can reconstruct what typical weekdays and Sundays in the Secret Annex would have been like. At am, the alarm of Mr and Mrs Van Pels went off.
Hermann van Pels got up, put the kettle on, and went to the bathroom. After fifteen minutes, the bathroom was free again and it was Fritz Pfeffer's turn.
Anne got up and removed the blackout screens from the windows. The people in hiding took turns using the bathroom. At am, a risky half hour started. The men in the warehouse started their working day, while the office helpers had not yet arrived. Any noise from the people in hiding was dangerous, as the warehouse was located below the hiding place and the warehouse staff were unaware of the people in hiding.
At am, the helpers started working in Sunday attic encounter office above the warehouse. The people in hiding walked around in socks and still had to be quiet, but sounds from above now caused less suspicion. The rest of the morning was devoted to reading, studying, and preparing for their lunch break. At pm, the warehouse workers went home for lunch, and the helpers and people in hiding had the place to themselves for a while.
Jan Gies Miep's husband frequently ed them as well, although he worked elsewhere. Miep Gies usually stayed in the office to keep an eye on things. For the people in hiding, it was nice to see other people and to hear the latest news from the city. At 1 pm, the radio was switched on for the BBC news. At pm, they had lunch and at pm, the helpers went back to work. After the people in hiding had cleared everything away, most of them took an afternoon nap. Anne used that time for studying or writing. At pm, the warehouse workers went home.
Helper Bep Voskuijl usually came by to see if the people in hiding needed anything. After she had gone home at a quarter to six, the people in hiding were no longer restricted to the Secret Annex and they spread out through the building. After dinner, they read, talked, or listened to the radio. Around 9 pm, they started preparing for the night. Pieces of furniture had to be moved, for instance in Sunday attic encounter room of Hermann and Auguste van Pels.
Just like in the morning, they took turns using the bathroom. Every day when the sun went down, the windows had to be blacked out. After that, the Secret Annex went quiet. The next morning, the alarm went off at am again, except on Sundays. A Sunday in the Secret Annex had a completely different rhythm to it and was characterised by 'scrubbing, sweeping and washing', as Anne wrote in her story 'Sunday'.
The people in hiding were slow to get going. The first one to get up was Fritz Pfeffer; at am he was the first to go to the bathroom. The Van Pels family were next. Breakfast did not start until am on Sundays. After three quarters of an hour, everyone went to work: scrubbing the carpets, doing the laundry, making the beds. After a short break, during which they listened to the news, the cleaning and tidying up continued until about two o'clock. After another round of radio news, a music program and coffee, it was time for an extended siesta. At 2 pm, they would go back to bed for a few hours.
Anne considered Sunday the most miserable day of the week. Before dinner, they listened to a concert on the radio.
After dinner and the dishes, Anne was 'overjoyed', because another incredibly boring Sunday in the Secret Annex was over. Go in-depth Anne Frank spent days in the Secret Annex. The lunchbreak At pm, the warehouse workers went home for lunch, and the helpers and people in hiding had the place to themselves for a while.
In the afternoon After the people in hiding had cleared everything away, most of them took an afternoon nap. A Sunday in the Secret Annex A Sunday in the Secret Annex had a completely different rhythm to it and was characterised by 'scrubbing, sweeping and washing', as Anne wrote in her story 'Sunday'. An extended siesta After a short break, during which they listened to the news, the cleaning and tidying up continued until about two o'clock. The most miserable day of the week Anne considered Sunday the most miserable day of the week.Sunday attic encounter
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