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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 March 29, 1944, the people in hiding in the Secret Annex heard on Dutch radio from London that a collection of diaries would be made after the war. The Dutch government, in exile in London at that time, 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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Today: 20 February 2018
Then: 19 February 1945

Some 30,000 United States Marines land on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encounter ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans take control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.

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