Leopold and a senior researcher on the project, Peter de Bruijn, both expressed to the Times the value of the uncovered diary pages for offering more insight into Anne Frank's development as a writer rather than for the content she wrote about. "They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl".
Announcing their discovery on Tuesday, the Anne Frank Foundation believes the text helped the teenager express her sexuality.
Researchers have uncovered two pages of Anne Frank's diary masked over with brown paper that contain jokes and musings about sex, prostitution and contraception.
The family went into hiding in July 1942 and remained there, provided with food and other essentials by a close-knit group of helpers, until August 4, 1944, when they were discovered and ultimately deported to Auschwitz.
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"The diary of Anne Frank is a world heritage object with great historical value, and this justifies research into it", the institution said.
The hidden pages had been covered with gummed brown paper - apparently to hide her risqué writing from her family. In her diary, she wrote about other jokes that were sexual in nature, discussed her changing body and menstruation, and explored her own budding sexual feelings toward members of the same and opposite sex.
The Anne Frank House, a museum located in Frank's former hiding place, did not quote directly from the text it had recovered. She didn't understand why adults were so secretive about it, said the Anne Frank House. For two years, the Franks and another family lived in a secret room of an office building. He edited and published her writings in hiding after the war, making Anne Frank one of the world's most famous Holocaust victims.Anne Frank wrote the jokes on September 28, 1942, just three months after the family began their two-year stay at the hiding place.
One of the jokes reads as follows: "Do you know why the German Wehrmacht girls are in the Netherlands?" Though Anne herself edited her diary with an eye to publication, the book-released eight years after her death from typhus in theBergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15-contained additional cuts. He had his daughter's diary published and it has since been translated into dozens of languages and become a worldwide bestseller.