Study Guide

The Diary of Anne Frank (play) Characters

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Anne Frank

It should be pretty much a given that Anne Frank is our hero. She's wise beyond her years, fun,...

Mr. Otto Frank

Anne simply adores her father, Otto Frank. He's the person she leans on the most, and the person...

Mrs. Edith Frank

She might not win mom of the year, but Mrs. Frank is definitely up for a nomination. Kind,...

Margot Frank

Margot Frank, Anne's older sister, is sixteen at the start of the play and eighteen at the end....

Mr. Van Daan

Mr. Van Daan is a resident of the Annex because he was super-kind to Mr. Frank when Otto...

Mrs. Van Daan

Pride and vanity play a fair share in Mrs. Van Daan's personality. From the start of the play she...

Peter Van Daan

At first, Peter's sort of a wishy-washy Charlie Brown. He doesn't think he's good at anything and...

Mr. Dussel

Having no kids and no family makes Mr. Dussel pretty horrible. Or maybe he was horrible before...

Miep Gies

Miep Gies was Mr. Frank's stenographer (copywriter) and secretary before he had to leave his job...

Mr. Jan Kraler

Mr. Kraler worked for Otto Frank. Along with Miep, he risks his life to run Otto's business for...