Researchers decipher 2 pages of Anne's diary featuring dirty jokes

Researchers unravel content of unknown pages of diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank's diary contained musings about sexual education as well risqué jokes, which the teenager later tried to cover up with brown paper that she pasted over two pages.

In an effort to save pages of her precious diary that had been "spoiled", Anne made a decision to use some of the space to jot down risque jokes she may have heard from her father or on the radio, the Anne Frank House said. Anne also compiled a list of twelve signs of beauty, assessing the extent to which she lived up to them, and ruminates on how afraid she was the people in hiding would be discovered, and how much support her diary gave her.

"I'll use this spoiled page to write down "dirty" jokes", Anne writes before sharing a few, along with her understanding of menstruation and sex, which she notes isn't done "before one is married". "As mattresses for the soldiers".

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

The black and white photos of a young Anne Frank along with her diary helped her to become a worldwide symbol of the Holocaust. "Papa has been there".

After the paper was removed, researchers "photographed the pages, back-lit by a flash, and then used image-processing software to decipher the words, which were hard to read because they were jumbled up with the writing on the reverse sides of the pages", the museum said.

The recently publicized pages of hidden text serve to highlight "Anne the girl", and her "inquisitive" and "precocious" personality, the Anne Frank House said.

Experts say the pages reveal more about Frank's development as a writer than about her interest in sex.

Researchers unravel content of unknown pages of diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank wrote about sex, prostitution and risque jokes in two HIDDEN pages of her diary covered by brown paper

Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, said of the hidden pages, "Anne Frank writes about sexuality in a disarming way".

He also announced that, while the full content of these pages has not yet been revealed to the public, the Anne Frank House does intend to publish them.

In her diary, Anne chronicled her life in hiding until August 1944, when her family was most likely betrayed and sent to Nazi concentration camps.

The house where the Franks hid has been turned into museum, making it one of Amsterdam's most visited attractions.

Writing about her best friend Jacqueline van Maarsen in the diary, Anne said: "I already had these kinds of feelings subconsciously before I came here".

After the racy remarks, Frank discussed the importance of sex education, pretending that she had to teach someone else, which allowed her to show what she knew about sex.

Portraits of Anne (right), her sister Margot (center), and mother Edith (left), inside the Anne Frank House.

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