Amsterdam in 1942 was not a pleasant place to be, especially if you were a Jew. Netherlands was controlled by the Nazis. The German occupiers implemented a policy of “enforced conformity” especially on the Dutch Jews.
Anne was all of 13 years old and dreamed of becoming an actress when she grew up. But the fact remained that one of the restrictions placed on Jews included restrictions on access to movie theaters.
She took out her diary. She stared at the blank page, unable to write a single word, even though she knew exactly what needed to be said.
The above is an imagination of what might have prompted Anne Frank to write a diary even when she was in hiding in Nazi occupied Netherlands during World War II.
This post has been written for the Write Now Prompt for October 11, 2013 where the post had to include the line – She stared at the blank page, unable to write a single word, even though she knew exactly what needed to be said.