Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

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Historians: Anne Frank's Family Tried to Flee to United States

'Their efforts were thwarted by American bureaucracy, war, and time'

(Newser) - Research suggests the family of Anne Frank attempted to immigrate to the United States and later also to Cuba, but their efforts were thwarted by America's restrictive immigration policy and the outbreak of World War II. The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum said...

Researchers Discover Dirty Jokes in Anne Frank's Diary

They were written on the only 2 pages that were covered up

(Newser) - Only two pages of Anne Frank's diary remain unread—or, remained. The Anne Frank House on Tuesday revealed that it had managed to read the pages, which a then 13-year-old Anne wrote on Sept. 28, 1942, and subsequently covered over with brown masking paper, keeping the pages' contents...

She Discovered Anne Frank Diary in Pile of Rejected Books

Judith Jones was a consummate literary editor

(Newser) - You may not know her name, but you know plenty of names because of her. Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped revolutionize American cuisine by publishing Julia Child, has died at age 93. Jones, who spent more than 50 years at Alfred A. Knopf before retiring in 2011,...

Japan Mystery: Anne Frank's Diary Torn Apart

'We don't know why this happened or who did it,' says library council head

(Newser) - More than 100 copies of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, plus many other related works that make mention of her or the Holocaust, have been ripped apart recently in Tokyo—the capital of a country where sales of the diary are second only to those in...

New Details Emerge From Anne Frank's Last Weeks

Told fairy tales to smaller children at Bergen Belsen

(Newser) - Anne Frank spent the final weeks of her life distracting younger children from the horrors of the Nazi concentration camp in which she ultimately died by telling them fairy tales, says a Dutch woman who as a six-year-old was interned with her at the Bergen Belsen camp. In a new...

Last of Anne Frank's Guardians Dead at 100

Miep Gies kept girl's papers, helped father assemble diary

(Newser) - The last surviving member of the Dutch group that protected famed diarist Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam during World War II died today at 100. Miep Gies assembled Anne’s papers after she and her family were discovered by the Nazis in 1944 and, because they were Jewish,...

Most Hypocritical Book Bannings

(Newser) - Banning a book is a move laden with ironies that can make the banner seem dull-witted in the long run. For National Banned Books Week, lists "the most hypocritical, ignorant, and, based on the content of the books, ironic" bans:
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury: The sci-fi

Mamet to Write, Direct Anne Frank Film for Disney

(Newser) - Disney has bought the rights to film a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, Variety reports. The diary of a young girl who hid from the Nazis was first filmed 50 years ago. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet will be writing and directing the movie, and Andrew Braunsberg,...

Anne Frank Postcard Found
 Anne Frank Postcard Found 

Anne Frank Postcard Found

Dutch teacher discovers holiday greeting from young Holocaust victim

(Newser) - A postcard sent by Nazi victim Anne Frank to one of her best friends has been found in a Dutch antique shop, the BBC reports. The card, sent by the 8-year-old Anne in 1937, shows a Christmas bell in a snowy field and wishes her friend good luck for the...

Anne Frank's Lost Love Revealed
Anne Frank's Lost Love Revealed

Anne Frank's Lost Love Revealed

Childhood friend of diarist's darling 'Petel' donates photo

(Newser) - Anne Frank's sweetheart now has a face to go along with his pet name. A photo of 12-year-old Lutz Peter Schiff, or Petel, as she sometimes called him, has been donated to the Anne Frank House by a childhood friend, reports ABC News. Frank wrote that she loved so strongly...

Curtain Rising on Anne Frank, the Musical

Creator compares teen's life to tragic opera

(Newser) - A first-of-its-kind musical adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank will take the stage in Madrid next month, the Guardian reports. The Spanish-language play gained the approval of the Anne Frank Foundation, which closely guards the rights to the story of the doomed Jewish teenager; a spokesman says the work...

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