He deleted portions in which Anne wrote about her physical maturation; her love for Peter van Pels, who was about her own age; the quarrels between members of her family and the insults they exchanged in the pressure cooker in which they lived for two years; and the characteristics and appearances of her fellow fugitives. Indirectly, their statements show tremendous admiration for the Jewish people, its ability to set up a public relations mechanism unparalleled the world over, and for Otto Frank as the gifted and successful representative of his people. In s Israel, every fourth Israeli was a Holocaust survivor who had personal experience of the worst actions humanity could commit. The Anne Frank House: Meyer Levin and the Diary. On liberation, Otto returned to Holland to discover, after long searching, that he was the only one of the eight who had survived. In Japan, where the diary was required reading in high school and countless plays and events about it are produced to this day, it had a similar calming effect: Otto Frank took them to court once more, as he had done in the s. Levin also claimed that his play was rejected because he himself was Jewish, Zionist and socialist, and because his family originally came from Eastern Europe, while Otto Frank and his lawyer were from Germany, meaning that they were assimilated Jews, void of Jewish national feeling, who saw Nazism as an accident that had befallen their Germany. With time, Anne and her diary became universalized.