How do the characters resist the Nazis in the play The Diary of Anne Frank?

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Characters resist the Nazis in a variety of ways in The Diary of Anne Frank. Firstly, the Franks and Van Daans are hidden by non-Jewish citizens. Were they to be caught, this would put their rescuers in hot water as well, but they take the risk to do the right thing.

The two families continue to uphold Jewish traditions and holidays as well. They do not let their circumstances stop them from worshiping God as they please.

The most common way the characters resist Nazi rule is by listening to the BBC on the radio to get news untainted by Axis propaganda. It is illegal to tune into such channels, but the characters risk it so they can stay informed about the status of the war.

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The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most descriptive accounts of life during the Nazi occupations of the Netherlands. Anne Frank's diary tells how she and her family were able to participate in the Dutch resistance, even though they were in hiding for 25 months. The Nazis had made listening to anything but Nazi news a crime punishable by death. The Franks and Van Daans resist this law by listening to the BBC broadcasts. They also did not read any German books, and they still practiced their own religion.

A huge majority of the Dutch people resisted the Nazis. They printed and distributed underground, anti-Nazi pamphlets, and many of them were caught and killed for doing this.

The radio was the main source of anti Nazi information for the Franks and Van Daans. They were not able to do much to resist the Nazis from their hiding place, but they definitely did all that they could.

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