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(i) The restrictions imposed by the Germans upon Jews made Anne unhappy. In her diary, Kitty, she expressed her disapproval. The movement of the Jews were restricted. They were barred from visiting many places. Anne felt it was unfair to discriminate Jews. In spite of the stringent laws, the Jews put up a brave front and obliged. Probably because of this, Anne was positive about her future. She felt optimistic about her family’s safety in anti-Jewish times. When Anne and her family had to go into hiding to escape the tyranny of the Nazis, her fear and insecurity were back. She was particularly disturbed on learning how her friends outside were forced into concentration camps and led miserable lives. Though Anne and her family were safe, she garnered conflicting emotions about anti-Jewish campaigns. When she learned that the Dutch are becoming more anti-semitic, she was disheartened but continued to hope for a better tomorrow.


(ii) Mr. Van Daan was a business associate and friend to Mr. Otto Frank. Before this, he worked in the meat and sausage business. Mr. Van Dann’s family comprised of his wife, Mrs. Van Dann and son Peter. In the annex of their former establishment, Mr. Van Dann arranges for his family’s stay. The secret annex was shared by Mr. Otto Frank’s family comprising of his wife and daughter, Anne. Both the families went into hiding to evade deportation and arrest. Previously, in good times Mr. Van Dann was jovial and had a comforting presence. The tough times made him a go getter who believed in pushing his way to get ahead in life. He was actively vocal about his political views and tried to impose his opinions on everyone. As a father he did not share an amicable relationship with his son. Peter was an introvert and did not approve of his father’s views. Mr. Van Dann failed to understand Peter on several occasions which led to ugly arguments. Anne considered Mr. Van Dann as an over smart, know it all fellow. She found Peter’s father rather disgusting. Later on, Mr. Van Dann was gassed at Auschwitz.

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