Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

I Am Anne Frank

I am a young girl
I wonder when the war will end
I hear soldiers ring guns
I see Jewish people crying
I want Hitler to stop killing Jewish people


I am a young girl

I pretend that I am not going to die
I feel trapped in the Secret Annex, alone and unsafe

I touch the pages in my diary and my pencil
I worry the soldiers will nd me and my family
I cry because I might get killed.

I am a young girl

I understand my family and I are in grave danger
I say, “I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
I dream that my country will go back to normal
I try to have a peaceful time until the soldiers find me and my family

I hope this will end very soon
I am a young girl