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Anne Frank: her diary’s impact

 Anne Frank is one of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust because of the diary she kept during her time in hiding before being captured by the Nazis. She died when she was very young due to the fact that she was captured after being two years hidden with her family in Amsterdam. During her this period she wrote the famous diary with all her sensations, thinkings and the events that were happening at the moment. Many experts have analyzed the diary to get more information about the Holocaust and how did Jewish people felt. Some of them have reached the conclusion diary is a fraud.

There have been many publications about the diary because of its relevance in our society and because the impact it had the fact that people could really know what happened and not only which the most important forces said. Millions of people have read it and many experts have talked and write about it for years. But it is really a fraud?

This is what the Instiute for Historical Review tell us:

Is The Diary of Anne Frank genuine? For two years that question was included in the official syllabus “Text and Document Criticism,” a seminar reserved for degreed students in their fourth year. The conclusion of my studies and research is that The Diary of Anne Frank is a fraud.

Robert Faurisson has analyzed the diary and has followed some steps to reach the conclusion the diary is a fraud. He has followed mainly 7 principal steps:

  1. Internal criticism: the very text of the Diary (in Dutch) contains a number of unlikely or inconceivable facts.
  2. A study of the premises in Amsterdam: on the one hand, the physical impossibilities and, on the other hand, the explanations made up by Anne Frank’s father severely compromise him.
  3. Interview of the principal witness: Mr. Otto Frank.
  4. Bibliographical examination: some curious silences and revelations.
  5. A return to Amsterdam for a new investigation: the witnesses turn out to be unfavorable to Mr. Frank; the probable truth.
  6. The “betrayer” and the person who arrested the Franks: why has Mr. Frank wished to assure them such anonymity?
  7. Comparison between the Dutch and German texts: attempting to make too much of it, Mr. Frank has given himself away; he has signed a literary fraud.
The main directory of the Heretical Press says:

One can only guess at the cumulative effect of millions of adolescent girls in particular tearfully reading the Diary at their most impressionable age. The nature of its influence need not concern us here; the fact is that it is false, and based on deceit.

Although some experts say that the diary is a fraud, there are so many people around the world who think that all this is real. Because of that continues being so relevant and so many people reads the diary and visits its house museum in Amsterdam called the Anne Frank Huis. Thousands of people visit it every year and you can get information through its official website: http://www.annefrank.org/
Apart from going to visit her museum and reading her diary, lots of people follows her in social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter:

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