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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 analyse 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, 9 August 1943.

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Then: 25 May 1944

Anne writes in her diary: "This morning Mr van Hoeven was arrested. He was hiding two Jews in his house."

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