“But I want to achieve more than that. I can't imagine having to live like Mother, Mrs. Van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! I don't want to have lived in vain like most people.”
"The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings, otherwise I‘d absolutely suffocate."
I have just finished reading The Diary of a Young girl, the complete version. I did read the short version when I was 13, but I was too young then to really understand what a heritage Anne left by writing her diary.
On the way back from USA we chose our flights so that we had couple of hours in Amsterdam between the flights, so we visited the city centre. We didn't have time to visit Anne's Frank museum, so I promised myself to read her diary. I am glad that I did.
Here are some photos: