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Auguste van Pels
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Auguste van Pels

In her diary, Anne Frank is very critical of Auguste van Pels:

"Some days, especially when a foul mood is on the way, her face is hard to read. If you analyze the discussions, you realize she’s not the subject, but the guilty party! A fact everyone prefers to ignore. Even so, you could call her the instigator. Stirring up trouble, now that’s what Mrs. van [Pels] calls fun! Stirring up trouble between Mrs. Frank and Anne. Margot and Mr. Frank aren’t quite as easy."

From The Diary of Anne Frank, August 9, 1943.
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This day in history
Today: 20 February 2018
Then: 19 February 1945

Some 30,000 United States Marines land on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encounter ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans take control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.

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