Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Anne Frank I Got Dirty Jokes!!! New Diary Pages Uncovered

Anne Frank I Got Dirty Jokes!!! New Diary Pages Uncovered

"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.

Leopold and a senior researcher on the project, Peter de Bruijn, both expressed to the Times the value of the uncovered diary pages for offering more insight into Anne Frank's development as a writer rather than for the content she wrote about.

He said the jokes "make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl".

Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, told the Times that the newly uncovered pages add "meaning to our understanding of the diary".

"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 Anne Frank House on Tuesday revealed that it had managed to read the pages, which a then 13-year-old Anne wrote on September 28, 1942, and subsequently covered over with brown masking paper, keeping the pages" contents a tantalizing mystery for decades.

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

The hidden text was across two pages
The hidden text was across two pages

They photographed the pages, backlit by a flash, and then used image-processing software to decipher the words, which were jumbled with the writing on the other side of the pages.

"The diary of Anne Frank is a world heritage object with great historical value, and this justifies research into it", the institution said. On prostitution, Frank noted that "in Paris they have big houses for that".

The Associated Press reports that Frank van Vree, the director of the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, commented, "Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile". She didn't understand why adults were so secretive about it, said the Anne Frank House.

Anne Frank went into hiding in a secret annexe of her father's business on 5 July 1942 - about a month after she received a diary for her 13th birthday.

Reflections of tourists and canal houses are seen in the window of the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam April 24, 2013.

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

After the group was discovered and deported, and Anne perished in Bergen-Belsen, her father - the only surviving member of the family - edited and published his daughter's writing.


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