Chapter Summaries

June 12, 1942
This is Anne's first entry in her new journal. She hopes to be able to confide everything to it.

Sunday, June 14, 1942
Anne explains how she received her Journal as a birthday present and describes her birthday party. She then describes all the students in her class.

Saturday, June 20, 1942
Anne describes life as a Jew in Germany in the 1940's. She can only enter certain stores and shops and has other unfair rights. She also tells her diary about herself and her family.

Saturday, June 20, 1942
Anne explains that her and her friends have started a ping-pong club called the "The Big dippers Minus Two". Anne also explains how some boys in school want to be her beau. But she's never interested in them.

Sunday, June 21, 1942
Anne is a chatterbox in class, so as punishment she has to do extra homework. She did essay after essay and finally was assigned an essay entitled "Quack, Quack, Quack," said Mistress Chatterbox". Anne had no idea what to write so her friend helped her write the entire essay in Rhyme. It was a great laugh and the teacher took the joke well.

Wednesday, June 24, 1942
After school a 16-year-old boy was waiting for Anne after school named Hello Silberberg. He offered to escort her home and they walked and talked. Anne expects he will want to walk her home from now on.

Wednesday, July 1, 1942
Hello said that Anne is much more interesting then his girlfriend Ursula, which made Anne happy. Hello also said that his Grandmother feels she is too young for him, but Hello wanted to continue seeing Anne. Hello then broke up with Ursula and said he likes Anne better. Anne feels Hello loves her but she doesn't love Hello.

Sunday, July 5, 1942
Anne's father said they would be going into hiding soon so they won't be seized by the clutches of the Germans.

Wednesday, July 8, 1942
Anne's sister, Margot had a call up, which means the Germans would take her away. This mean that the family would have to go into hiding. 

Thursday, July 9, 1942
The hiding place the Frank family and the van Daan family (family friends, Mr., Mrs., and Peter van Daan) are running away to is Anne's Father's office Building. They call it the secret Annex.

Sunday, July 12, 1942
Anne feels like she is an outsider and that she doesn't belong when it come to her family. Feels as through the only ones she can open up to is her father and her journal.

Friday, August 14, 1942
The van Daans have arrived and Mr. Van Daan relayed the news that most people around the Franks old neighbourhood think the Franks snuck over the border to Belgium.

Friday, August 21, 1942
There is now a bookshelf on the door to the secret annex to make sure it stays secret.

Wednesday, September 2, 1942
Tension is rising between the van Daans and the Franks, but mostly within the van Daan Family. 

Sunday, September 7, 1942
Anne is annoyed by the fact that Mrs. Van Daan is telling her what to do all the time, though Anne's parents always come to her defence.

Monday, September 28, 1942
Anne is enraged about how much bickering and nitpicking there is from Mrs. Van Daan about what seems to be every inch of Anne's personality

Tuesday, September 29, 1942
Anne describes the different difficulties involved in taking a bath while in hiding.

Thursday, October 1, 1942
Anne is upset at the fact Mrs. Van Daan shamelessly flirts with her father. After all Anne's mother doesn't treat Mr. Van Daan like that.

Wednesday, October 7, 1942
Anne dreams of freedom from the annex and carefully plans out what she would buy if she and her father went to Switzerland to live with her cousins.

Friday, October 9, 1942
Anne describes the hardships Jews are forced to endure all over the world at this point in the war.

Tuesday, October 20, 1942
Anne got quite a fright when whom she thought was the carpenter started bang on the door to the annex. Luckily the knock was only from Mr. Kleiman.

Thursday, October 29, 1942
The furniture has been taken from the van daans" apartment they left behind. This makes Mrs. Van Daan very nervous and unhappy.

Monday, November 9, 1942
Today is Peter's birthday. Also on the radio Churchill said today was the end of the beginning of the war.

Tuesday, November 10, 1942
Because horrible conditions Jews are forced to endure, the secret annex is getting a new member, a dentist named Albert Dussel.

Tuesday, November 17, 1942 
Dussel arrives and he is amazed by the annex. He receives a type paper of the rules and regulations of the annex.

Thursday, November 19 1942
Anne explains even more rules to Dussel, she doesn't like the fact that he is sharing a room with her but she is happy to help a person in need.

Saturday, November 28, 1942
The electricity will be cut off for 14 in the annex Anne has a hard time trying to occupy herself.

Monday, December 7, 1942
The annex celebrates Hanukkah and St. Nicolas Day.

Thursday, December 10, 1942
Mr. Dussel, a dentist, gives everyone a dental check up and repair.

Tuesday, December 22, 1942
Anne complains about her roommate, Dussel, who constantly annoys her and tells her "shh!" in the night, and then makes noise and keeps her awake.

Saturday, January 30, 1943
Anne feels the members of the annex constantly ridicule her. Everyone seems to be on her back lately and she feels this rage will never stop because in order to stop their nitpicking she would have to change her personality.

Wednesday, March 10, 1943
After the terrifying gunfire sounds in the night are over the annex family heard a "scurry-scurry" in the night. At first they thought is was a burglar then Peter discovered that there are rats living in the attic.

Thursday, March 25, 1943
There was evidence of a break-in the warehouse downstairs. Mr. Frank and Peter went to check out the area and it seemed as if the intruders were gone, but the family spent the rest of the night with worry.

Saturday, March 27, 1943
"Some German Bigwig" as Anne recalls said that all Jews must be out of German occupied territories by June 1.

Thursday, April 1, 1943
Anne recalls all the bouts of bad health lately. Mr. Klieman has stomach problems and will be in bed for at least three weeks. Mr. Voskuijl has to go to the hospital because he most likely has an ulcer and will have to undergo surgery.

Friday, April 2,1943
Anne had a falling out with her Mother and was extremely cold towards her. Because of this Mrs. Frank broke into tears and Mr. Frank very upset with the way Anne treated her mother.

Saturday, May 1, 1943
Today is Mr. Dussel's birthday.

Sunday, June 13, 1943
Yesterday was Anne's birthday. She received many generous presents and a lovely poem from her father.

Tuesday, June 15, 1943
It turns out Mr. Voskuijl doesn't have an ulcer, he has cancer and his future looks bleak. Soon the annex will have to hand over their radio to the authorities; fortunately they have a small older one to replace it.

Sunday, July 11, 1943
Anne desperately needs glasses and there is talk of her going outside to visit the optometrist.

Tuesday, July 13
Anne asked to sometimes use the table in the room that she and Mr. Dussel share; at first he was quite stubborn in denying her request. He allowed her to use the desk eventually but was quite childish about it.

Friday, July 16, 1943 
There has been another real break in. 40 guilders, blank check books and coupons for 330 pounds of sugar were stolen.

Monday, July 26, 1943
The annex was quite high-stung because of constant warning sirens and gunfights all day and night outside.

Wednesday, August 4, 1943- Monday, August 23, 1943
Through these weeks Anne explains the average routines that have been establish in the secret annex.

Friday, September 10, 1943
The annex heard on the radio wonderful news, Italy has unconditionally surrendered. Unfortunately, Mr. Kleiman has to go the hospital for four week and have an operation for his stomach problems.

Thursday, September 16, 1943
The annex is worried because Mr. Van Maaren, the man who works in the warehouse is becoming suspicious of the annex.

Wednesday, September 29, 1943
Today is Mrs. Van Daan's birthday. Tensions are rising because the van Daans are very short of money.

Sunday, October 17, 1943
Mr. Kleiman is now back from the hospital, in good condition.

Saturday, October 30, 1943
Anne is depressed and feels that she is drifting away from her family. She also believes her parents favour Margot over her.

Monday, November 8, 1943
Anne is depressed over the anxieties about her fear of capture. She feels like a prisoner of the annex.

Thursday, November 11, 1943
Anne describes the life and unfortunate end to her prized fountain pen, which was accidentally burned in the fireplace.

Wednesday, November 17, 1943
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of living in the annex.

Monday, December 6, 1943
In attempts to make St. Nicolas day more fun, Anne and her father gave each person a gift of a poem wrote especially for them.

Wednesday, December 22, 1943
Anne recovers from a bad cold she had and the annex celebrates Christmas.

Thursday, December 30, 1943
The Frank's and the van Daans are quarrelling over the division of food in the annex.

Sunday, January 2, 1944
Anne feels horrible for all the mean things she said about her mother in earlier entries. She explains that she and her mother have problems but she loves her more then it seems in the journal because she was very angry when she wrote about her mother.

Thursday, January 6, 1944 
Anne is craving social and physical affection so much; she has dreams about the people that she left behind who she is longing to see.