The love has cooled
In ‘Het Achterhuis' (‘The Secret Annex’) Anne left out much she had written about in her first diary. The most striking example was her love for Peter van Pels.
On 19 March 1944, Anne wrote in her diary about an intimate conversation with Peter: ‘We told each other so many things, so awfully much, that I can’t repeat it all here, but it was lovely, the finest evening I’ve ever had in the Back House.’ [19 March 1944 (A-version]. In the rewritten version, she left out this entire letter.
By the time Anne was busy rewriting her diary, her love for Peter had cooled considerably and she was a little disappointed with him. He had not become the friend she had hoped for.