Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank's Diary

Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank's Diary

"I'll use this spoiled page to write down "dirty" jokes", she wrote-then listed four, along with an imagined lesson on sex education and some information on prostitutes.

Brown paper was pasted over a couple pages by Anne herself, adn for decades what she wrote was hidden.

"Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile", Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which partnered in the research, said in a statement. "They bring us even closer to the girl and the writer Anne Frank". "As mattresses for the soldiers".

"A man had a very ugly wife and he didn't want to have relations with her", wrote Anne.

"All men, if they are normal, go with women, women like that accost them on the street and then they go together".

Anne Frank House director Ronald Leopold said the pages were not really scandalous or surprising, as Frank openly discusses her sexual maturation elsewhere in the diary. "Papa has been there".

Researchers unravel content of unknown pages of diary of Anne Frank
Scholars restore pages on sexuality that Anne Frank erased from diary

Almost 76 years after Anne Frank went into hiding from the Nazis during World War II, two previously hidden pages from her famous diary have been uncovered for the first time thanks to digital technology.

That said, while some speculate Anne may have covered up those pages to hide the sexual content from anyone who might find her diaries; it's also possible that she wanted to hide those writings for other reasons.

Peter de Bruijn, a senior researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, one of the partners in the research, said the pages hold significance because it is the first time Frank has tried to write in a more "literary tone".

More than 70 years ago, while in hiding from Nazis, Anne Frank shared her most personal thoughts and feelings in a diary that was later translated from Dutch into 70 languages and had more than 30 million copies sold. The first was written in a series of small notebooks, from her 13th birthday on June 12, 1942, until August 1, 1944, and was intended strictly for herself. From these jokes Anne moves on to the subject of sex education, which she pretends she has to give to someone else. He calls the jokes Anne Frank wrote down classics.

Her father, Otto Frank managed to survive the Holocaust and published his daughter's diary in 1947, in hopes it would become a revelation to the agony faced by Jews. Because Frank's diaries are so susceptible to damage, they typically only get inspected once every 10 years and those doing the job avoid touching the pages, according to the New York Times.

Portraits of Anne (right), her sister Margot (center), and mother Edith (left), inside the Anne Frank House.

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