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Anne’s diary papers

These are some of the loose sheets of paper on which Anne Frank re-wrote her diary. On 29 March 1944 the people in hiding in the secret annexe heard on the Dutch radio from London that a collection of diaries would be made after the war. The Dutch government, which was then in exile in London, wanted to know how life had been in the Netherlands during the wartime occupation.

Anne immediately thought of her diary, and decided to make a real book out of it. She began to re-write her old diary entries. She was not satisfied with some parts: she thought they weren’t good enough. She left out other sections, because she thought they were too private. From May 1944 until the arrest she filled four full pages every day with her writing.
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This day in history
Today: 19 December 2014
Then: 20 December 1944

Fritz Pfeffer dies in Neuengamme.

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