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Not completely Frank

Anne Frank's diaries have appeared in at least three versions since her death in 1945. That even the latest "definitive" edition may not be so definitive

The diary of Anne Frank is claimed to be the most widely read non-fiction book after the Bible. The latest British edition, which appeared in hardback last winter and in paperback this summer, will be widely read. Is it worthy of her?

Anne Liese Frank was born in Frankfurt in 1929, moved with her family to the Netherlands in 1933 and lived in hiding in Amsterdam for two years during the occupation; she was arrested and deported to Germany, survived Auschwitz, but died in Belsen just before the end of the war. She might have been forgotten (like so many…

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