Daddy, German soldiers are outside taking away more people.
Anne vs. Dussel
Mr. Dussel, I have just enough need for that table as you do! Now why won't you let me use it, too?!
You are just a child who has nothing of real importance to be doing. I have my career work so therefor I have a greater need for that table than you do!
The Group vs. Disease
I know, but it's just the flu. We'll get you better in no time, then you'll be back to your old self.
I don't feel good.
The Nazis had waged war against the Jews. They forced many Jews to go into hiding and if the Nazis found them and/or the people keeping them secret, they were killed, taken hostage, or dragged off to a concentration camp. This conflict is not resolved and is a scary thing for the group and many others to be going through.
Ever since Mr. Dussel came to join the group in hiding at the "Secret Annex," he has caused much frustration and anger for Anne. Dussel orders Anne around and treats her like a stupid child who has nothing better to do than annoy people. Anne finds him extremely unbearable, selfish, and rude. They often fight a lot, fueling each other's hatred towards one another.
The "Secret Annex" is becoming infested with fleas, along with them some rats. This is causing the group in the "Annex" to catch an illness or disease. With no way to get to a doctor to ask for help, they suffer through the illness, taking care of the sick as best as they can, praying and hoping that they will get well soon.