Museums publish two hidden pages from Anne Frank's diary

16 May, 2018, 08:03 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Dutch researchers read two covered pages of Anne Frank diary    
     The Canadian PressMay. 15 2018 8:30

She kept a diary throughout her time in hiding, and after her death, her father, Otto, published it in 1947.

The previously unknown writing was discovered behind brown paper that covers up two pages in Frank's diary.

"The diary of Anne Frank is a world heritage object with great historical value, and this justifies research into it", the institution said. The statement said that the pages include four dirty jokes, some crossed out phrases and a text in which Anne Frank imagines herself teaching sexual education. In her diary, she wrote about other jokes that were sexual in nature, discussed her changing body and menstruation, and explored her own budding sexual feelings toward members of the same and opposite sex.

She also described a young woman getting her period around age 14 as "a sign that she is ripe to have relations with a man but one doesn't do that of course before one is married". On prostitution, Frank noted that "in Paris they have big houses for that". "Papa has been there". "Over eighteen months later she emphasised [sic] the important of good and thorough sex education, and she didn't understand why adults were so secretive about it".

Researchers from three institutes - the Anne Frank museum, the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Huygens Institute of Netherlands History - worked together and used digital technology to decipher the passages.

"Like every adolescent she is curious about this subject", said Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House.

"Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile".


He said the jokes "make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl". For two years, the Franks and another family lived in a secret room of an office building.

Instead, the "dirty" humor reveals a way to break the tension in an 800-square-foot space where movement and expression were curtailed for survival, said the Anne Frank House.

The 13-year-old scribbled the pages on September 28, 1942 - less than three months after she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in the secret annex of an Amsterdam home.

The Anne Frank House addressed moral considerations in deciphering a text that its author did want read.

Anne wrote her diary while she and her family hid for more than two years during World War II.

One of the jokes reads: "Do you know why the German Wehrmacht girls are in the Netherlands?"

Recommended:

  • Israeli rabbi who compared black people to monkeys blesses Ivanka Trump, husband

    He was accompanied by a recorded message from his father-in-law, Donald Trump . The embassy move will take place on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.
    Public office in Afghanistan comes under armed attack

    Public office in Afghanistan comes under armed attack

    Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. This article has been adapted from its original source . This content is restricted to site members.
    One week away from the Royal wedding

    One week away from the Royal wedding

    Presiding Bishop Curry , based in Chicago, happily agreed to travel to Windsor to take part in the service. Meghan Markle's half-siblings who were not invited to the royal wedding have criticized her.
  • Facebook's audit into app data collection underway, 200 apps suspended

    Facebook's audit into app data collection underway, 200 apps suspended

    Having another Cambridge-based outfit caught harvesting details from millions of users is hardly a good look for Zuck and Co. Today Facebook announced that after auditing "thousands of apps", it found and suspended "around 200" that were suspicious.
    Trump blames his Homeland Security chief for illegal immigration

    Trump blames his Homeland Security chief for illegal immigration

    Nielsen is responsible for those 20,000 border representatives who work in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Trump was furious with Nielsen, telling her he didn't think she was doing enough to secure the border.
    No Nobel Prize In Literature This Year: Swedish Academy

    No Nobel Prize In Literature This Year: Swedish Academy

    MAYER: Heikensten says it's up to the academy to make things right, but he would like to see a younger, more diverse membership. A plaque depicting Alfred Nobel at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony 2008 in Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2008 in Oslo, Norway.
  • Pioneering US author Tom Wolfe dies

    Pioneering US author Tom Wolfe dies

    He moved to New York in 1962 to join the New York Herald-Tribune and would call the city his home for the rest of his life. Thompson, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and Truman Capote .
    Legal sports betting in Arizona?

    Legal sports betting in Arizona?

    A monumental ruling by the United States Supreme Court sets the stage for legalized sports betting across the country. The NCAA now doesn't hold NCAA Tournament games or any other NCAA-run events in Nevada because of its legal gambling.
    Non-Spoiler Matches For Tonight's Episode Of WWE Raw

    Non-Spoiler Matches For Tonight's Episode Of WWE Raw

    He attacked Mahal yet again sent Mahal through a well to send him out of contention for the triple-threat qualifying match. Finn Balor & Braun Strowman by Dolph Ziggler pinning Finn Balor after knocking Finn Balor off of the top rope.
  • Durant, Thompson power Warriors over Rockets in National Basketball Association  playoffs

    Durant, Thompson power Warriors over Rockets in National Basketball Association playoffs

    We can't withstand turning the ball over and giving up so many wide open threes'. Assists-Golden State 24 (D.Green 9), Houston 18 ( Harden 7).
    First Carrier Designed in China Begins Sea Trial

    First Carrier Designed in China Begins Sea Trial

    China's first domestic-built aircraft carrier has been sent on its first voyage for sea trials, according to Chinese media. China has developed a new jet fighter called A J-15 fighter to operate from the decks of its carriers.
    Tension as United States  fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

    Tension as United States fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

    A pair of USA fighter jets intercepted two TU-95 bombers, similar to the one pictured here, Friday morning off the Alaskan coast. Intercepts in the zone occurred about 60 times from 2007 to 2017, The New York Times reported a year ago .


Popular

Israeli troops kill 2 and injure hundreds, Palestinians say
The prime minister urged Israel to "show restraint" after soldiers shot dead two more Palestinians near the border on Tuesday. U.S. officials insist the administration remains committed to restarting the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Seattle backs 'head tax' on large companies like Amazon to help homeless
Over 100 Seattle-area businesses , including Alaska Airlines, Expedia and Tableau, have spoken out against the head tax. The so-called "head tax" has been hotly debated in recent weeks at raucous meetings and rallies.

Experts have warned of the danger to encrypt emails
The researchers clearly state: "The Efail attacks require the attacker to have access to your S/MIME or PGP encrypted emails".

Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatens highways
On Monday, the Hawaii State Department of Health warned residents in Lanipuna Gardens of unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide gas. The American Red Cross said 500 people sought refuge in its shelters on Sunday night because of worsening volcanic activity.

May challenges Trump on impact of Iran sanctions in phone call
The reduction is partially the result of hedging in anticipation of President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal. Brent crude oil closed on the day of that message at $74.06, compared with around $77.30 early Friday in NY .

White House Goes Silent on Remark about McCain
McCain was captured in the fall of 1967 and held as a prisoner of war spanning more than five devastating years. Sanders was asked repeatedly if President Trump bears responsibility for setting the tone in the White House.

Rain could continue until Sunday morning; more coming next week
This activity will continue into, but not through, Saturday night and by daybreak on Sunday the rain will be more benign. Severe thunderstorms are not looking likely, but a few of the storms could produce some hail around parts of the area.

Hiring Michael Cohen was a 'big mistake': AT&T
Cohen also reached out to Ford Motor Co., but the auto maker turned him down, according to people familiar with the matter. AT&T never asked Cohen to set up meetings with anyone in the Trump administration, and he did not offer to do so, it said.

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Bedrock update brings cross-play support
With Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, players can take the newest version of the massively popular game wherever they go. It costs $29.99 and includes all previously released downloadable content, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

JERUSALEM | Israel calls on Syria's Assad to 'get rid' of Iranian forces
Israeli missiles were fired late on Tuesday at a target outside the capital, Damascus, Syria's state-run Sana news service said. A report in The Jerusalem Post says "Israel struck 50 Iranian targets in Syria after 20 rockets were fired towards Israel".