Line #2: Y-You know English? page 16. This line tells me that knowing English was a big deal then. If you knew it people automatically would get the idea that you are intelligent, or come from a fortunate background. Anja new English because she came from a family who could probably bath in money. However, Vladek learnt in school already making Anja attracted to him. We are still not totally sure if Vladek went after Anja because of her money, as we found out she wasn't one of the pretties girls. I also noticed that Anja stumbles over her words not expecting somebody like him to speak english, if thats because he didn't look as fortunate or because it was hard to find a fluent English speaker.