Statue of Anne Frank on Westerkerk church square by Mari Andriessen
See also: http://www.sophiesworld.net/anne-frank-house-amsterdam/
Anne Frank’s “Kitty” probably was based on the character Kitty Francken in Cissy van Marxveldt’s novels, but Sietse van der Hoek suggested she might be Kitty Egyedi, a family friend. Egyedi, although flattered, responded that she did not consider herself Kitty, who “became so idealized and started to lead her own life in the diary.”
Kitty’s great significance for Anne was to provide a structure for the diary entries. In this blog, I find my own format to be writing messages of exactly one hundred words. I hope to continue to meet this challenge and refine my writing.