In The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank does not paint a positive picture of the German soldiers who occupied her home during World War II. Her diary entries are filled with stories that are critical of the soldiers and their behavior.
Anne was Jewish and many of her diary entries were about how she and other Jews were treated by the German soldiers. She recounts numerous occasions in which she saw German soldiers beat or mistreat Jews on the streets, either for no apparent reason or because they were trying to protect themselves from any possible acts of sabotage. She also notes times when Jews were arrested without being afforded due process, as well as instances when they were denied basic rights such as freedom of speech and assembly.
Anne also recounts her own experiences with German soldiers, which generally involve them entering her home or business unannounced or asking questions about what she is doing. On one occasion, Anne notes that a group of three soldiers came into her home looking for weapons; when none was found, they left without searching further or questioning anyone else in the house. On another occasion, she mentions that some soldiers had come to search her family’s warehouse for weapons but found nothing there either.