The three versions

Anne Frank leaves behind two diary versions. As a Dutch minister announced on the radio on Tuesday, March 28, 1944, that a collection of diaries would be published after the war, Anne toyed with the possibility of publishing her stories about the secret annex as a novel . Once she decides that she will publish her writings after the war, Anne starts editing her diary herself, rewriting, adding, or deleting some passages.

In Anne's revised version The Secret Annex we notice that she no longer describes her love for Peter van Daan quite so enthusiastically. She no longer gives her description as much space and omits several accounts of their meetings altogether. This can be explained by the fact that Anne slowly loses interest in Peter in the late spring of 1944 and is increasingl...

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