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Book Notes June 1944 Notes from The Diary of Anne Frank

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The Diary of Anne Frank June 1944

Monday, 5 June, 1944

Dussel and the Franks fight about butter. Dussel misses women. Rome is taken. The weather is bad and they still have very few vegetables and potatoes.

Tuesday, 6 June, 1944

It is D-Day, and the invasion begins. The English land on the French coast, and many French cities are heavily bombarded. There is great discussion about the hope of liberation, and they have fresh courage and strength. Anne feels like friends are approaching, and is looking forward to going back to school in September.

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Friday, 9 June, 1944

The excitement has worn off a bit, but they are still hoping that the war will be over at the end of the year. The Allies are still invading France. She is looking forward to getting away from Mrs. Van Daan. They are reading about composer Franz Liszt.

Tuesday, 13 June, 1944

It is Anne's fifteenth birthday and she receives a lot of nice food and books. She wishes she knew how people outside were reacting to the news of British involvement in the war, and hopes that people are giving the English credit for all that they have done. She gets her period after two months.

Wednesday, 14 June, 1944

She is disturbed that people still think she is too egotistical and forward, and she says that all of the characteristics which Mrs. Van Daan attributes to her, she exhibits even more strongly herself. Anne is disappointed with Peter's dislike of religion and his weakness.

Thursday, 15 June, 1944

She sees the night sky through a window and it is so powerful that it overcomes her fear. She wishes she could look at nature more often, and not through a dirty window.

Friday, 16 June, 1944

Mrs. Van Daan is desperate and suicidal, jealous that Peter does not talk to her, and Dussel does not flirt back. No one takes her seriously. She makes everyone cranky.

Friday, 23 June, 1944

English attack Cherbourg; Russians join the offensive. There are very few potatoes.

Tuesday, 27 June, 1944

Many cities have fallen, and the mood is optimistic, though it has been very rainy outside the Secret Annexe. German women and children are being evacuated. She refers to the Dutch leader of the National Socialist party as "old fatty."

Friday, 30 June, 1944

Weather is still bad, but tempers are improving. Anne is reading a book in English.

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