THE HAGUE: Researchers have published for the first time writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary which she covered over with brown paper, discovering dirty jokes and a teenager’s interest in sex.
“Anne Frank writes about sexuality in a disarming way. Like every adolescent she is curious about this subject,” said Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, on Tuesday.
Brown paper had been used to cover the two pages in Anne’s first diary, but digital and image processing technology was used to decipher their contents.
These new discoveries “bring us even closer to the girl and the writer Anne Frank,” added Leopold. It is not known why she covered up the two pages with brown paper, but several times in her diaries she voices fears that others might pry into her writings.
Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2018