Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' found in hidden diary pages

Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' found in hidden diary pages

Researchers using digital technology on two pages of Anne Frank's diary covered over with brown masking paper have discovered passages featuring four risque jokes and candid explanations of sex, contraception and prostitution.

Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annexe in a house in Amsterdam during World War II but were discovered in 1944. But the institution did share some of what it says were 33 lines about sex education and prostitution also on the pages. "They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl". After searching the house, he finds a naked man in the closet. Later, researchers realized the underlying text was partly visible and modern software could probably decipher it.

The Anne Frank House Museum said at a presentation that it, and several Dutch historical institutes, were able to reproduce the lost pages after years of study by shining a light through them and photographing them in high resolution.

"The only element that might be interesting from the point of view about her development as a writer and as a teenager is the fact that she's creating, kind of, fiction" he said. For a period of time in hiding she would write down her experiences and thoughts.

"I sometimes imagine that someone would come to me and ask me to inform him about sexual subjects, how would I do that?", she wrote.

The entries were written on 28 September 1942, not long after the 13-year-old Anne went into hiding.

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Dutch museums have published two pages of Anne Frank's diary that had previously been hidden behind a layer of sticky brown paper.

But exactly when and exactly why Anne blocked out the pages will likely never be known.

Mr Leopold added that Anne wrote about the subject elsewhere in diary pages that already have been published.

Anne died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, aged 15.

"Anne's diary texts show that she had gleaned information on the subject of sexuality from her parents, especially her father, from her friend Jacqueline and from books", the statement reads.

Otto Frank, the only family member to survive the Holocaust, returned to Amsterdam after the war.

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