Anne Frank's 'Dirty Jokes' Have Been Uncovered From Her Diary

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"I'll use this spoiled page to write down "dirty" jokes", a 13-year-old Anne wrote on a page with crossed-out sentences.

Now, officials from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam haveannounced the discovery of two previously unknown pages of her diary-material that reveals an earthier side of its teenage author.

"Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to supress a smile", Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands Institute for War Holocaust and Genocide Suicides, has said.

Frank apparently began an entry on September 28, 1942, then ruined the pages.

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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. "They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl".

When the husband asks the naked man what he's doing there, Anne wrote, the naked man answers: "Believe it or not, I'm waiting for the tram".

Peter de Bruijn, one of the partners in the diary research and a senior researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, said the uncovered text is significant because it shows Frank's first attempt at writing in a more literary tone.

"The only element that might be interesting from the point of view about her development as a writer and as a teenager is the fact that she's creating, kind of, fiction" he said.

He added that the adolescent had also written about the subject in several other pages of her diary, which have already been published.

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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.

But exactly when and exactly why Anne blocked out the pages will likely never be known. Only Anne Frank's father, Otto, survived the Holocaust.

Anne published two version's of her diary, these pages were found in the first copy, intended only for her self.

Anne died at Bergen-Belsen in Germany in early 1945, aged 15, less than a year after her capture and just before the end of the war.

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