This character is a dentist who joins the group five months after the rest go into hiding and shares a room with Anne. He is an older man who has never married, although he has a longstanding relationship with a Catholic woman, who he misses a great deal. When he goes into hiding, the woman is informed that he has fled the country, so she doesn't realize that he is still in Amsterdam until the raid on the hiding place. This character is described by Frank as a demanding, unsympathetic, inconsiderate, and fussy person, who prefers to be left alone.
The character accompanied the other hideaways to Westerbork and then to Auschwitz. He was later sent back to Germany, where he died at the Neuengamme camp. The cause and date are uncertain.
This character is the central figure, whose diary provides all the material...
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