Diary of Young Girl (C10)

The residents of the Annexe had to take several precautions while in hiding. Describe with reference to ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’.

Answer

Precautions taken at the Annexe:

  • staying quiet during the day

  • speaking little during the day

  • less movement

  • not flushing toilets during the day

  • curtains always drawn

  • speaking in whispers

  • not moving any heavy objects or furniture

  • Margot had to take heavy doses of medicine to suppress her cough

  • portions were rationed so that they could last for a longer time