Anne Frank Tried to Obscure Two Pages of Her Diary With Brown Paper, and New Technology Has Just Revealed Why
Two previously unseen pages of Anne Frank’s diary were recently uncovered after researchers in Amsterdam were able to access the pages using digital image-processing technology. The long-standing concern was that separation of the pages might damage the integrity of the famous white-and-red plaid notebook.
The pages, which were covered by brown paper, were presented at a news conference in May.
Harvard College administrators rescinded admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after they posted messages joking about child abuse, sexual assault, pedophilia, and the Holocaust in a private Facebook group chat. The group, titled, at one point, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens,” also featured speech directed at specific ethnic or racial groups.
According to The Crimson, Harvard's main student newspaper, the group was an offshoot of a "roughly 100-member messaging group that members of the Class of 2021 set up in early December to share memes about popular culture."
Sean Spicer is facing calls to resign from his position as press secretary after a Tuesday press conference in which he compared Hitler favorably to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, falsely claiming that Hitler did not use "gas on his own people."
Response to the comments was quick and scatching. Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, called for the press secretary to resign. So did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The Swiss government has pledged $2 million to research the original ownership of artworks stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Federal culture officials announced that grants of up to $100,000 would be available over the next five years to help museums uncover information about works in their collections that may have been acquired through suspect channels.