Anne Frank Authenticity

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The authenticity of ‘Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl’ has aroused much controversy in the society. To a large extent that many people are having doubt about its authenticity and I would like to take a deep look on it by analyzing different parts of the text and comparing with relevant historical events and secondary resources, and evaluate whether the diary is authentic or not. The book published in 1947 in Dutch. It was translated to English and published in 1952. Anne started writing diary from 12 June 1942, the last entry is dated 1 August 1944. There are at least three versions
in the world so far. The very first version supposed to be the original one: The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition (1989). Next, it would be the edited version which rewrote on loose paper. Last but not least, it should be the edited version which edited and selected materials from the original version by Anne’s father Otto Frank. As we know, the version we read is the edited one that does not include Anne’s sexuality and disrespectful parts to Anne’s parents and others. There is a reasonable believe that the content of some events may be changed and deleted by her father. Although it should be the protection for the Frank’s family, this action changes the original meaning of the writer. In other words, readers may not able to get the full details of Anne Frank’s life. That 's why there is controversy that many people are having doubt about its authenticity. Even if there are

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