Researchers Reveal Anne Frank's 'Dirty' Jokes In Hidden Diary Pages

Researchers Reveal Anne Frank's 'Dirty' Jokes In Hidden Diary Pages

The two pages are not the only time Frank jotted down dirty jokes or wrote about sexuality, although in later passages she treats the subjects more maturely.

"Anybody who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile", said Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands' Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Brown paper was pasted over a couple pages by Anne herself, adn for decades what she wrote was hidden.

Thanks to modern image processing technology, the writing from 1942 was uncovered, and four "dirty jokes" appeared.

Ronald Leopold, the museum executive director at Anne Frank House said that Anne Frank, similar to any other teenager, was merely expressing her curiousity about sex.

New pages are found in Anne Frank's famous diary.

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.

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

Anne wrote her diary while in hiding from the Nazis with her family during World War II.

"It's a very cautious start to her becoming a writer", Leopold told the New York Times. "From now on, I'm going to hide it".

Researchers were at pains to point out that it is not the first time that Frank wrote about sex in her diary. "At the end she explicitly names her father, Otto, who had been in Paris and saw houses with prostitutes", the Anne Frank Housewrites.

From her writings it was clear "she had gleaned information on the subject of sexuality from her parents, especially her father, from her friend Jacqueline and from books", the foundation said. But today it was revealed what lied behind the covered up pages. She often went back through and added comments to previous journal entries.

Peter de Bruijn, a senior researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, one of the partners in the research, said that the newly uncovered pages are not significant for their sexual content - because Frank explores similar matters in other parts of the diary, often in even more explicit terms.

She died aged 15 at Bergen-Belson concentration camp in 1945.

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