Anne Frank Wrote About Sex And Prostitution In Newly Revealed Pages

Anne Frank Wrote About Sex And Prostitution In Newly Revealed Pages

Anne Frank Wrote About Sex And Prostitution In Newly Revealed Pages

But researchers here have revealed the hidden text using new digital technologies, the Anne Frank House and two other Dutch cultural institutions announced on Tuesday.

Frank wrote two versions of her diaries from her 13th birthday on June 12, 1942, until August 1, 1944.

Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands Institute for War Holocaust and Genocide Studies, said: 'Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile. Anne also compiled a list of twelve signs of beauty, assessing the extent to which she lived up to them, and ruminates on how afraid she was the people in hiding would be discovered, and how much support her diary gave her.

On the two pages, which were covered by brown paper, the Jewish girl wrote sexual jokes and what she thought about sex education, ANP reports. "As mattresses for the soldiers".

"A man had a very ugly wife and he didn't want to have relations with her", she wrote. She mentions there were houses in Paris ― which she says her father once saw ― where one could go to find prostitutes. He said these pages were important because they show Frank's first foray into trying to write in a more literary tone. "Papa has been there".

The Frank family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex in a house in Amsterdam until they were discovered in 1944.

The pages were covered by plastering brown paper over the text in the infamous red and white notebook.


Given the great public and academic interest we have decided, together with the NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Huygens Institute of Netherlands History, to publish these texts and share them with the world. From these jokes Anne moves on to the subject of sex education, which she pretends she has to give to someone else.

Included on the pages were dirty jokes and writings about sex, libidos and periods.

In 1942, the family went into hiding in secret rooms at the back of her father Otto Frank's office building. The passages include a few sexual jokes that Frank had heard, some teen writing about sexuality, and a passage that implies that her uncle was gay.

The young Jew, then aged 13, and her family had only been in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam for two months.

The Anne Frank Foundation became aware of the pages, pages 78 and 79 in the diary, while scanning the manuscripts in 2001.

Miss Frank and her sister died in camp, when she was just 15.

Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, told the AP the entry is an early example of how Frank "creates a fictional situation that makes it easier for her to address the sensitive topics that she writes about".

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