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Is Anne Frank's diary false?

"A New York Court awarded $50,000 to an American novelist Meyer Levin, to be paid By Otto Frank the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin's novel "Diary of a Young Girl" also known as "Diary of Anne Frank". Mr. Otto Frank, had promised to pay to a novelist Meyer Levin not less than $50,000 because he had used the literary creation of author Levin in toto, and represented it to his publisher and the public as his late daughter’s original work.

Otto Frank later decided on a Broadway production of the same novel but did not pay Meyer Levin for use of his novel for Broadway production whcih was against the terms of contract. Hence Meyer Levin sued Otto Frank for his writings, and the New York Court Jury awarded Meyer Levin $50,000, for his 'intellectual work'...


The Jury awarded $ 50,000 dollars as compensation to be paid by Otto Frank father of Anne Frank to Jew novelist Meyer Levin who wrote Diary of Anne Frank. That award was later set aside by the trial justice, Hon. Samuel C. Coleman, on the ground that the damages had not been proved in the manner required by law as it was not based upon "legal" evidence of loss.

Update 2:

The reason was that if Writer Meyer levin had written the said novel under his own name and sold it as it was a fiction, then it would not have sold so many copies. Because Otto Frank father of Anne frank gave this fictional novel name of his dead daughter and projected to gullible public as “real” story of Anne Frank that so many copies were sold and windfall profits were made. However in further appeal against the order of Judge Coleman, by Jewish novelist Meyer Levin..

Update 3:

matter was compromised out of court between the parties.

Update 4:

Writer Meyer Levin had approached the Court for his claim for damages on account of writing the “Diary of Anne Frank”, He had also won his case from the Jury, He would not have withdrawn his Appeal had he not been paid out of court by Otto Frank, to avoid media publicity. So Otto Frank did pay Jewish writer Meyer Levin $ 50,000 dollars or thereabout for writing ‘Diary of Anne Frank’.

Update 5:

Complete details of the case are available in case titled Meyer Levin Vs Otto Frank, File number 2241-1956 in the New York County Clerk’s office.

Update 6:

In 1980, Otto Frank sued two Germans, Ernst Romer and Edgar Geiss, for distributing literature denouncing the diary as a forgery. The trial produced a study by official German state forensic bureau, the Bundes Kriminal Amt [BKA] forensically examined the manuscript, which at that point in time consisted of three hardbound notebooks and 324 loose pages bound in a fourth notebook, with special forensic equipment.

Update 7:

In the end, BKA clearly determined that none of the diary handwriting matched known examples of Anne's handwriting. The bureau determined that everything in the diary was written by the same person. The person that wrote the diaries had used a ballpoint pen throughout. Unfortunately for Herr Frank, the ballpoint pen was not available until 1951 whereas Anne was known to have died of typhus in 1944.

The German magazine, Der Spiegel, published an account of this report stating that;-

Update 8:

(a) some editing postdated 1951;

(b) Experts had held that all the writing in the journal was by the same hand; and thus –

(c) the entire diary was a postwar fake.

The diary of Anne frank is written in ball point pen. However, these pens never came into production till about October 1945 in America and was not readily available to all till 1951.

Update 9:

Everything I wrote was taken out of context from a YouTube comment. But thank you to "Fritz" and "..." for not bothering to refute what was posted and writing unintelligible answers towards my question. I guess I am an idiot for not believing everything I am told?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Everything you wrote is absolute garbage.

    The Levin vs Frank case was NOT about who wrote the original it was about Levin buying the rights to make a stage version of the diary.

    Levin NEVER claimed he wrote the originally dairy, all he said is he wrote a stage adaptation of it after reading the original diary.

    As for Anne's handwriting

    "Because of the persistent accusations against the diary of Anne Frank in the 1960’s and 70’s, a number of investigations were carried out into the diary’s authenticity, partly on Otto Frank’s initiative. The most extensive investigation was carried out in the first half of the 1980’s by the Netherlands Forensic Institute at the request of the National Institute for War Documentation. The results of this research were presented in a report of over 250 pages. The main section of the report is taken up with the findings of a detailed handwriting comparison, but a forensic document analysis was also carried out. The Diaries of Anne Frank, the so-called "Critical Edition" that was published by the NIOD in 1986, contains a 65-page summary of the Forensic Institute report. The NIOD concludes: "(...) the report of the Netherlands Forensic Institute has convincingly demonstrated that both versions of the diary of Anne Frank were written by her in the years 1942 to 1944. The allegations that the diary was the work of someone else (...) are thus conclusively refuted." (The Diary of Anne Frank. The Revised Critical Edition, 2003, p. 186)."

    "Earlier research had also been done before the Forensic Institute’s investigation in the 1980’s. In 1959, Anne Frank’s manuscripts were studied by graphologists (handwriting experts) in Germany, as part of the preparations for a legal action that was brought by Otto Frank. In March 1960, the Hamburg graphologists came to the conclusion in their 131-page report that all the notations in the diaries and the loose sheets, and all the corrections and additions, were ‘identical’ with Anne’s handwriting. The report also concluded that the loose sheets were not written before the three diary books. Finally, the conclusion was made that ‘‘(...) the text published in German translation as Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank may be considered true to its sources in substance and ideas." (The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition, 2003, p. 87.) A very limited investigation also took place in Germany in 1980, also in preparation for legal proceedings, and this time carried out by the Federal Criminal Police Office (the Bundeskriminalamt or BKA) in Wiesbaden. The BKA came to the conclusion that all the types of paper and ink used were manufactured before 1950, and could therefore have been used in the war years."

    The diary has been examined by experts and it does match Anne's handwriting. It also is NOT written in ballpoint. That iis all typical denial garbage.

    All the diary entries are written in various types of ink and (coloured) pencil, not in ballpoint. The document analysis by the Netherlands Forensic Institute showed that the main part of the diary and the loose sheets were written in grey-blue fountain pen ink. In addition, Anne also used thin red ink, green and red coloured pencils and black pencil for her annotations: not ballpoint. Nevertheless, the allegation can still regularly be seen on extreme right-wing websites and elsewhere that the diary of Anne Frank is written in ballpoint pen. Sneering remarks are made about "A. Frank the ballpoint girl," and it is pointed out that the ballpoint pen only came into common use in Europe after the Second World War. The conclusion forced by this allegation is that the texts in the diary could not have been written by Anne Frank herself.

    "The origin of the "ballpoint myth" is the four-page report that the Federal Criminal Police Office (the Bundeskriminalamt or BKA) in Wiesbaden, which was published in 1980. In this investigation into the types of paper and ink used in the diary of Anne Frank it is stated that "ballpoint corrections" had been made on some loose sheets. The BKA’s task was to report on all the texts found among the diaries of Anne Frank, and therefore also on the annotations that were made in Anne’s manuscripts after the war. However, the Dutch investigation by the Forensic Institute in the mid-1980’s shows that writing in ballpoint is only found on two loose pages of annotations, and that these annotations are of no significance for the actual content of the diary. They were clearly placed between the other pages later. The researchers of the Forensic Institute also concluded that the handwriting on these two annotation sheets differs from the writing in the diary "to a far-reaching degree." Photos of these loose annotation sheets are included in the NIOD’s publication (see The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition, 2003, pages 168 and 170). In 1987, a Mr Ockelmann from Hamburg wrote that his mother had written the annotation sheets in question. Mrs Ockelmann was a member of the team that carried out the graphological investigation into the writings of Anne Frank around 1960.

    In short: the "ballpoint myth" is easy to disprove. The careless wording of the BKA report from 1980 – a report that for the rest in no way challenges the authenticity of the diary – or at any rate its openness to several interpretations, has taken on a life of its own in extreme right-wing circles. The "ballpoint myth" is based on the simple fact that, around 1960, two annotation sheets with ballpoint writing were inserted between the original pages. These texts were written by a graphological researcher, and are not included in any edition of the diary (apart from the Critical Edition, where photos of the annotation sheets are reproduced). In July 2006, the BKA found it necessary to state in a press release that the 1980 investigation cannot be used to call the authenticity of the diary into doubt.

  • 5 years ago

    I do not know about your argumentation, but yes this is long proven false. Nevertheless it´s still used for propaganda reasons, even in some schools I heard... In 1980, because of a lawsuit in a German court, the German state forensic bureau, the Bundes Kriminal Amt [BKA], forensically examined the original "diary" manuscript. Their analysis determined that "significant" portions of the work were written with a ballpoint pen. Since ballpoint pens were not available before 1951, portions of the work were added well after the war (Anne Frank died in March 1945).

    The BKA also determined that none of the "diary" handwriting matched known examples of Anne's handwriting. Earlier handwriting experts had determined that all of the writing in the "diary" was by the same hand. Therefore, the entire "diary" was a postwar fake.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No, it is not. You have SERIOUSLY misunderstood the lawsuit.

    I'm so appalled and dispirited by your ridiculous lack of grasp of the issues (and all your copying and pasting) that I'm not even going to address your misunderstandings. You need to go back to school. Only someone with major reading comprehension problems wouldn't get this.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Shut up.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You are so goddamned stupid.

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