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#Anne Frank

From TheJournal.ie Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary World War II

Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary

Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.

From The42 Fresh controversies overshadow Anne Frank tributes in Italy Hate

Fresh controversies overshadow Anne Frank tributes in Italy

Lazio’s ultras ‘Irriducibili’ fans announced they would not travel to Bologna for the team’s game

From The42 Lazio president vows to take fans to Auschwitz after fall-out from Anne Frank stickers No Place For It

Lazio president vows to take fans to Auschwitz after fall-out from Anne Frank stickers

The Holocaust victim was pictured in a Roma jersey alongside anti-semitic slogans at the Stadio Olimpico.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Frank may have been discovered by police investigating coupon fraud Holocaust

Anne Frank may have been discovered by police investigating coupon fraud

New research suggests that the August 1944 police raid in which Frank was arrested may have been staged to investigate illegal activity in the building.

From TheJournal.ie Italian man ordered to buy feminist books for underage prostitute Rome

Italian man ordered to buy feminist books for underage prostitute

The man has been ordered to buy the teenage girl 30 books “on the theme of women’s dignity”.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Frank's stepsister compares Donald Trump to Hitler Auschwitz Survivor

Anne Frank's stepsister compares Donald Trump to Hitler

Eva Schloss also likened the experience of Jewish people in WWII to that of Syrian refugees today.

From TheJournal.ie You can now read Anne Frank's diary online World War II

You can now read Anne Frank's diary online

(If you speak Dutch).

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history Holocaust

Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history

Anne Frank never lived to tell her tale but we can honour her memory, and that of all the murdered, by challenging anti-Semitism where we find it.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Frank museum defends Bieber after furore over 'belieber' comment Justin Bieber

Anne Frank museum defends Bieber after furore over 'belieber' comment

Justin had written in the guestbook that he hoped Anne Frank would have been a “belieber”.

7 best reactions to Justin Bieber's Anne Frank comments Morto This post contains images

7 best reactions to Justin Bieber's Anne Frank comments

We don’t know quite what to say.

The Dredge: Justin Bieber reckons Anne Frank 'would've been a Belieber'

All the best of the day’s celebrity filth. And… um… Anne Frank.

IT MAY HAVE appeared to be nothing but a simple tree, nestled in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam. To Anne Frank, though, it had an entirely different significance.

The massive tree that helped to keep the teenage Anne Frank perked up while she hid from the Nazis has been toppled by an intense storm of wind and heavy rain on Monday night.

“Nearly every morning I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air out of my lungs,” Frank had written in her diary in February 1944, shortly before her family was discovered.

“From my favorite spot on the floor I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree, on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls and other birds as they glide on the wind.”

The once-formidable 150-year-old horse chestnut tree snapped about a metre above ground and crashed across several gardens during the storm, having already been significantly weakened by an aggressive fungus.

The fallen tree damaged a brick wall and some sheds, but nearby buildings – including the house in which Frank lived, which is now a museum -escaped damage. There were no human injuries.

Amsterdam city authorities had ordered the tree to be cut down in 2007, such was the danger its fungus had posed. It was saved after a worldwide petition by people seeing the tree as a symbol of freedom.

As a result, however, it had been encased with a steel support which failed during the storm.