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The Dairy Of Anne Frank (1959)
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank 12 June — February  was a German-born Jewish girl who, along with her family and four other people, hid in the second and third floor rooms at the back of her father's Amsterdam company during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Helped by several trusted employees of the company, the group of eight survived in the achterhuis literally "back-house", usually translated as "secret annex" for more than two years before they were betrayed. Anne kept a diary from 12 June until 1 August , three days before the residents of the annex were betrayed.
Photo added by GeneaProtector. World War II Figure. In June of , his family moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands in order to escape the Nazi-introduced laws against Jews. They bought an apartment at 34 Zuider Amstellan, where their back-to-back neighbors were the Frank family. Soon, the two families were socializing regularly. Peter attended a school called the Jewish Lyceum the same year as Margot Frank.
Peter van Pels was 15 years old when he had to go into hiding with his parents. They arrived at the hiding place one week after the Frank family. Peter was the only boy in the Secret Annex. Peter was the son of Hermann and Auguste van Pels. In , Peter's parents decided to leave because of the Nazis' antisemitism. The family moved to Amsterdam.
On Friday 7 January , Anne Frank confessed her love for a boy she had been smitten with for years. She had first set eyes upon him in school in , and they had been 'inseparable' for a whole summer, walking hand in hand through their neighbourhood in Amsterdam, him in a white cotton suit, her in a short summer dress. He was 'tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face'. He had dark hair, brown eyes, a slightly pointed nose. Anne was 'crazy about his smile', which gave him a mischievous air.
Peter van Daan
One of the Dutch "protectors" has described Peter as a "simple, lovable boy, whom Anne would sometimes tease for his slow, methodical ways. Peter was a quiet, handsome boy with a forest of brown curls and blue-gray eyes. - British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Peter and his family lived in Germany until , before moving to Amsterdam to escape the persecution by the Nazi party.