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2: Journal Entry One Monday, February 11th, 1943 It's Monday and very cold here in Copenhagen. My five year old sister Kristi and I played with my friend Ellen today. She is ten years old like me. Her family lives in the same apartment building as me. My friend Ellen and her family are Jewish.

3: Journal Entry Two Wednesday, February 13th Today Ellen came to stay with us because the Nazi soldiers came looking for all the families who are Jewish. Ellen's mom and dad went into hiding. I was very scared for Ellen and her family. Ellen showed me her Star of David necklace that her parents gave her which symbolizes her religion. The Nazi soldiers came tonight and Ellen and I were scared. We hid in our beds until they were gone.

4: Journal Entry Three Friday, February 15th Today my mom took Ellen, Kristi, and me on a train out to the country to stay for a while. She said it was too dangerous for Ellen to stay in the city. Ellen and I played in the ocean when we got there until mom called us in for dinner. I still am worried that the Nazis will find us and take Ellen away.

5: Journal Entry Four Monday, February 18th Tonight two Nazi soldiers came to the house and told us to turn off the lights. They saw the casket in the living room and they started to look around and ask questions. Luckily they didn't open the casket which is filled with clothes and food for Ellen and her family. Ellen was scared and so was I. We need to be more careful.

6: Journal Entry Five Thursday, February 22nd My friend Ellen is finally safe from the Nazi soldiers. She is on a boat to Switzerland with my Uncle Hendrix. The day started off when I had to deliver a special handkerchief to my uncle. The handkerchief had a drug on it that would make the dogs' noses go numb so they couldn't smell human scent. My uncle used this handkerchief to help hide Ellen and her family on the boat. I was almost caught by the Nazi soldiers when they stopped me and asked what was in my basket. They looked in my basket and saw that it was food and the handkerchief but they didn't know about the drug on the handkerchief. So, they let me pass and I ran to the boat. I will miss Ellen but I will see her again someday.

7: Journal Entry Six When I met Annemarie Johnson I met Annemarie on the train. We were both going to Copenhagen. She started to tell me about her friend Ellen and the Nazi soldiers. She was sad to have her friend leave but was happy that Ellen would be safe. I told Annemarie that she was really brave and courageous to help her friend escape the Nazis. We shared some more stories and I knew we would become great friends. We made a vow that together we would find Ellen when it was safe and the time was right.

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