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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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