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Version of Anne Frank Diary Pulled From Schools

School system pulls book after parent complains



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    A more graphic version of Anne Frank's diary is no longer available for students to read in Culpeper County, Va.

    "The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition," chronicles the Jewish teenager's life in Holland from July 1942 until she was arrested in August 1944. She died in a concentration camp.

    Unlike other editions, this version contains sexual references. Apparently Anne Frank's father, who survived the Holocaust, also felt the need to censor his daughter's most intimate thoughts. He eliminated about a third of the original diary published in 1947.

    The school system pulled the book after a parent complained.

    A less graphic version will now be used in the system.

    This controversial version was published in 1995 by the Anne Frank Foundation on the 50th anniversary of her death.