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When did Anne Frank show courage throughout her diary?    

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As Anne Frank hides along with her family and others in the secret annex during the Holocaust, she shows great courage. From the summer of 1942 until the end of the diary in August of 1944, she must stay inside the attic. She knows that leaving the attic will likely result in her death, as would her discovery by people other than the sympathetic people hiding the Jewish families in the attic. There are several burglaries in which the people in the attic fear discovery, and there are also air raids. During an air raid in July of 1943, Anne feels so frightened that she clutches an escape bag as her house shakes, but she knows she can't leave. She writes in her diary, "I know we can't leave here, but if we had to, being seen on the streets would be just as dangerous as getting caught in an air raid." She is trapped and scared, yet she is courageous enough to go on. These are all situations in which she shows courage.

While she endures these types of situations, her hope for the future...

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