The Upstairs Room Setting & Symbolism

Johanna Reiss
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Closet

This is where Johan makes a small hiding place for Sini and Annie. It is not very big and someone has to be there to put things back on the shelves after the girls are inside. This close space, while being almost torture because of the size, is very likely what helps to keep the girls alive and free of the Germans.

America

This is where Annie's father wants to go in the beginning of the story but Annie's mother refuses. The allied troops come to fight the German forces from America, among other places. When Annie is grown her and her family go to America.

War and Peace

This is the book that Mrs. Oosterveld borrows from the parsonage for the girls to read after they have begged for something to read. War and Peace is a rather big book and Annie puts it in a...

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