Anne and her family are hiding from the Nazi's. If they get caught they will be sent to concentration camps. They are hiding out in the secret Annex until the war is over.
Mr Dussel and Anne share a room and Mr Dussel doesn't treat Anne fairly. They had a conflict over a table in their room. Mr Dussel said that Anne didn't need the text because his work was more important.
The Annex is running out of food to eat. If they don't get food fast they could all starve. It is only a matter of time until they run out of food for the eight people in the Annex.