Dear Diary 24 Janurary 1942
''Hello my name is Elise O' Dray, my mother says I should write this diary to keep track of my records during this terrible war! We live in the heart of Frankfurt in Germany and it's hard to live here mummy says cause of the fact we're Jews. She says that Hitler is cruel and cold-hearted and wants to destroy our homes! We live in a two story house, three bedrooms, One for me, one for my brother and one for my mummy and daddy! Oh I forgot to mention I am nine years going on ten in two months! Oh how am I excited! Ten whole years old! Daddy says he will get me a lovely gift for being two digets old I feel like he is spoiling me for once it makes me feel so proud since my brother normally gets all the attention I mean he's only five years old so what? So in school I am learning about World War I and Mrs Killi says we are in the middle World War II but Toby disagrees, But teacher says that Jews in our class must lay low and not stand out which makes me extremely nervous gosh! I got less homework due to the fact we have black out's every night! Daddy says just to stop the enemy planes seeing Frankfurt which I feel is weird cause how huge Frankfurt is! I cannot explain how large it is! I look out the attic window and I still can't quite manage to see half of it! I am going to try and explore it all one day but not at the moment cause all my friends daddy's have gone out to what I heard is called ''The Great War'' which makes me wonder what it is like...Makes me think thats for sure! I need to go and clean the dishes with Mummy and Trevor, my little brother hopefully he doens't throw the dishtowel again!''
Elise O' Drey - 1942 Frankfurt 24 waterstreet.