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Donald Frazier Victoria Harrison English 126 11 April 2008 “Their War” World War II redefined International society in only seven years. Battle lines spanned all of Europe, and most of Asia, and North Africa, as well as the Pacific Islands. There were few places of refuge from this bloody aftershock of World War I. The war effected everyone, regardless whether they wanted it to or not. To say that one does not care about “their war” and to be unconcerned with its outcome, is to be ignorant to the magnitude of the circumstance. Specifically in the case of the European Jewish population living in Western Europe, to win the war meant to ensure their genocide. In the case of young Anne Frank, rather than involuntary imprisonment in the labor camps, a voluntary incarceration in a stuffy blacked out annex seemed more desirable. In this diary entry, Anne shares her feelings of her confinement. “I see the eight of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky surrounded by menacing black clouds(Frank).”
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ENGL 126 taught by Professor Harrison during the Spring '08 term at San Jose State University .

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