Peter van Pels Quotation Subject

Peter Aron van Pels (November 8, 1926 – c. May 5, 1945), was a German Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank and seven other people in the Secret Annex on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who died in the Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria. In the published version of Anne Frank's diary he was given the pseudonym Peter van Daan. After several failed attempts to emigrate, the van Pels family joined the Franks in their hiding place in concealed rooms at the rear of Otto Frank's office building on 13 July 1942. Although he was already acquainted with Anne Frank, neither ever relished the prospect of living with each other. When he joined the Franks in hiding, Peter was sixteen, and Anne Frank was thirteen. Her diary recounts how her initial feelings of dislike for the shy and awkward boy changed as she learned more about him and his feelings. Eventually they started a romance. She received her first kiss from him, but her infatuation with him began to wane as she questioned whether her feelings for him were genuine, or resulted from their shared confinement.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 8th, 1926
Place of death
Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Cause of death
Places lived
Osnabrück , Germany
pop. 165,021 (2012)
Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Auschwitz concentration camp , Poland
pop. 16,804,224 (2013)
Anne Frank House , Netherlands
Westerbork concentration camp , Kingdom of the Netherlands




1. Jewish Lyceum Educational Institution

The Jewish Lyceum (1941-1943) was established at number 1 Voormalige Stadstimmertuin, as a direct result of German measures during the occupation of the Netherlands. The Germans ordered all Jewish pupils at state high schools in Amsterdam to leave; many Jewish children attended these schools. Now they were only allowed to go to a specifically Jewish school.

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Jewish Lyceum connected by profession and/or age

b. 1926., Disaster victim
b. 1926., Teacher
b. 1928., Celebrity
b. 1929., Author

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Anne Frank Remembered
1995 3

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