Diary of Young Girl (C10)

Discuss briefly the character sketch of Peter Van Daan.

  • The teenage son of the van Daans, whose real name is Peter van Pels.
  • Anne first sees Peter as obnoxious, lazy, and hypersensitive, but later they become close friends.
  • Peter is quiet, timid, honest, and sweet to Anne, but he does not share her strong convictions.
  • During their time in the annex, Anne and Peter develop a romantic attraction, which Mr. Frank discourages.
  • Peter is Anne’s first kiss, and he is her one confidant and source of affection and attention in the annex.
  • Peter dies on May 5, 1945, at the concentration camp at Mauthausen, only three days before the camp was liberated.