”I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.”
-Anne Frank, 12 June 1942
Anne Frank was given her beloved diary for her 13th birthday – it was to become her friend and confidante during her time in hiding in the Secret Annexe. She even gave it a name – Kitty. Writing during the Second World War Anne writes about the treatment of Jewish people, her life, her time in hiding and the impact all of this this had on her family.
While Anne had her rights and freedoms forcibly removed because she was Jewish, and was eventually killed by the Nazis, our rights have been restricted through social distancing in an attempt to keep us all safe from coronavirus. So there are similarities here, and also some big differences.
During this time of lockdown, why not be inspired by Anne and try keeping your own diary, or start with a single entry!