Anne Frank's dirty jokes revealed

Anne Frank's dirty jokes revealed

The Jewish teenager apparently covered up the pages because she anxious that other people in her hideout would read them, as they contain a series of dirty jokes and her thoughts on sex education, said Ronald Leopold, director of Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

"Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be... They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl".

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. How they were found after so long in successful hiding remains a mystery.

Miss Frank wrote her diary while she and her family went in hiding for more than two years, in a bid to escape from the Nazis during World War II.

"I'll use this spoiled page to write down "dirty" jokes", she wrote on a page with a handful of crossed-out phrases - and jotted down four dirty jokes she knew.

Experts believe the text revealed more about Miss Frank's as a writer, rather than about her interest in sex.

Frank's candid words on sex didn't make it into the first published diary, which appeared in English in 1952. "At the end she explicitly names her father, Otto, who had been in Paris and saw houses with prostitutes", the Anne Frank Housewrites. In her diary, for example, she addressed entries to a fictional friend named Kitty.

"Anne Frank writes about sexuality in a disarming way", said Ronald Leopold of the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam. The Anne Frank House said it used new "image processing technology" to decipher the covered pages.The Franks were caught by the Nazis in 1944.

Regarding sex, Frank talked about how when a young woman gets her period around the age of 14, it is a "sign that she is ripe to have relations with a man but one doesn't do that of course before one is married". "Papa has been there".

VIDEO: Anne Frank Though German Jewish teenager Anne Frank did not survive the Holocaust, the memoirs from her two years in hiding live on forever. The family went into hiding in July 1942 and remained there, provided with food and other essentials by a close-knit group of helpers, until August 4, 1944, when they were discovered and ultimately deported to Auschwitz. The Anne Frank House did not release the text itself along with the announcement.