Dutch researchers read two covered pages of Anne Frank diary

Showing the new pages at Tuesday’s press conference

"The "dirty" jokes are classics among growing children".

Frank's inclusion of sexual material in her diaries makes sense-during her 25 months of hiding, she matured from a young girl into a young woman and even conducted a brief romantic relationship with Peter van Pels, a boy who hid with the Frank family.

Her diary entry was dated September 28, 1942, nearly three months after the Frank family went into hiding from the Nazis during World War II.

Later on, possibly fearing prying eyes or no longer liking what she had written, she covered them over with brown paper, and their content remained a tantalizing mystery for decades.

"I'll use this spoiled page to write down "dirty" jokes", a 13-year-old Anne wrote on a page with crossed-out sentences.

In an interview, Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, said, "It is really interesting and adds meaning to our understanding of the diary".

Experts on Anne's diary said the newly discovered text, when studied together with the rest of her diary, reveals more about Anne's development as a writer than it does about her interest in sex.

Frank's candid words on sex didn't make it into the first published diary, which appeared in English in 1952. In her diary, for example, she addressed entries to a fictional friend named Kitty.


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The researchers used digital photography techniques to decipher pages that Anne had masked with glued brown paper some time after writing them on September 23, 1942.

And about prostitution, she observed, "All men, if they are normal, go with women, women like that accost them on the street and then they go together". On prostitution, Frank noted that "in Paris they have big houses for that". "Papa has been there".

Researchers in the Dutch capital have recovered two pages from one of Anne Frank's diaries that contain passages on sexuality.

In August 1944, Nazi soldiers found them and the Frank family were immediately sent to Auschwitz.

She died aged 15 at Bergen-Belson concentration camp in 1945. She had no idea she would one day become one of the Holocaust's most famous symbols.

The Anne Frank House, a museum located in Frank's former hiding place, did not quote directly from the text it had recovered.

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