Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, she did so prompted by
the highest of motives. Yet she, herself, relates the incident that
when she first met Abraham Lincoln in 1863, he commented “So you are
the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!”
will deny that the printed word in this instance fanned the flames of
passion which brought about one of the bloodiest and saddest wars of
American history, with brother sometimes pitted against brother, father
against son. Perhaps if there had been less appeal to the emotions the
problems might have resolved themselves through peaceful means.
However, almost universally read at the time, few people then
recognized the potency of one small book or the injustice done the
South through its wide acceptance as a fair picture of slavery in the
as a weapon of psychological warfare is in even wider use today.
Communists were masters of the art. Often they used the direct
approach; just as often they employed diversion tactics to focus the
eyes and ears of the world in directions other than where the real
conflict was being waged. For many years, through propaganda alone, the dead threat
of Hitler and Nazism had been constantly held before the public in a
diversion maneuver to keep attention from being directed against the
live threat of Stalin, Khrushchev and Communism.
has been the effect, if not the deliberate intention of many who have
promoted its distribution, of a book of popular appeal-The Diary Of Anne Frank.
It has been sold to the public as the actual diary of a young Jewish
girl who died in a Nazi concentration camp after two years of abuse and
Americans have read the book or seen the movie version, and have been
deeply moved by the real life drama it claims to present. But have we
been misled in the belief that Anne Frank actually wrote this diary?
And if so. should an author be permitted to produce a work of fiction
and sell it to the world as fact, particularly one of such tremendous
The Swedish journal Frio Ord published two articles commenting on The Diary of Anne Frank. A condensation of these articles appeared in the April 15, 1959 issue of Economic Council Letter, as follows:
“History has many examples of myths that live a longer and richer life than truth. and may become more effective than truth.
Western world has for some years hem made aware of a young Jewish girl
through the medium of what purports to he her personally written story,
“Anne Frank’s Diary.” Any informed literary inspection of this book has
shown it to have been impossible as the work of a teenager.
noteworthy decision of the New York Supreme Court confirms this point
of view, in that the well known American writer, Meyer Levin, has been
awarded $50.000 to be paid him by the father of Anne Frank as an
honorarium for Levin’s work on the “Anne Frank Diary.”
Frank, in Switzerland, had promised to pay to prominent Jewish author,
Meyer Levin. not less than $50,000 because he had used the literary
creation of author Levin in toto, and represented it to his publisher
and the public as his late daughter’s original work.
of the County Clerk. New York County. as to the facts of the case
referred to in the Swedish press, brought a reply on April 23, 1962,
giving the name of a New York firm of lawyers as “attorneys .far the
respondent.” Reference was to ”The Dairy of Anne Frank 2203-58.”
letter to this firm brought a response on May 4, 1962 that “Although we
represent Mr. Levin in other matters, we had nothing to do with the
Anne Frank case.”
May 7, 1962, came the following reply from a member of a firm of New
York lawyers to whom the original inquiry had been forwarded:
was the attorney for Meyer Levin in his action against Otto Frank and
others. It is true that a jury awarded Mr. Levin $50,000 in damages, as
indicated in your letter. That award was later set aside by the trial
justice. Hon. Samuel C. Coleman. on the ground that the damages had not
been proved in the manner required by law. The action was subsequently
settled between the litigating parties, while an appeal from Judge
Coleman’s decision was pending.
am afraid that the case itself is not officially reported, so far as
the trial itself, or even Judge Coleman’s decision, is concerned.
Certain procedural matters were reported. both in 141 New York
Supplement. Second Series 170. and in 5 Second Series 181. The correct
file number in the New York County Clerk‘s office is 2241-1956 and the
file is probably a large and full one which must include Judge
Coleman’s decision. Unfortunately, our file is in storage and 1 cannot
locate a copy of that decision as it appeared in the New York Law
Journal early in the year 1960.”
The Diary Of Anne Frank was
first published in 1952 and immediately became a bestseller. It has
been republished in paperback, 40 printings. It is impossible to
estimate how many people have been touched and aroused by the movie
has the trial involving the father of Anne Frank, bearing directly on
the authenticity of this book, never been “officially reported”? In
royalties alone, Otto Frank has profited richly from the sale of this
book, purporting to depict the tragic life of his daughter. But is it
fact, or is it fiction? Is it truth or is it propaganda? Or is it a
combination of all of these? And to what degree does it wrongfully
appeal to the emotions through a misrepresentation as to its origin?
publications for years have recommended this book for young people,
presenting it as the work of Anne Frank. Advertising in advance of the
movie showing has played up the “factual” nature of the drama being
presented. Do not writers of such editorials and promoters of such
advertising, “fan the flames of hate” they rightly profess to deplore?
Many American Jews were shocked at the handling of the Eichmann case, the distortions contained in the book Exodus and
its movie counterpart, but their protests have had little publicity
outside of their own organ, Issues, by the American Council for
Judaism. Others who have expressed the same convictions have been
charged with anti-Semitism. Yet it is to be noted that both Otto Frank
and his accuser Meyer Levin, were Jewish, so a similar charge would
hardly be applicable in pursuing this subject to an honest conclusion..
number 2241-1956 in the New York County Clerk’s office should be opened
to the public view and its content thoroughly publicized.
Misrepresentation, exaggeration, and falsification has too often
colored the judgment of good citizens. If Mr. Frank used the work of
Meyer Levin to present to the world what we have been led to believe is
the literary work of his daughter, wholly or in part, then the truth
should be exposed.
To label fiction as fact is never justified nor should it be condoned.
actual period documentation does not exist in support of the Holocaust
myth, it has always been incumbent on its supporters to create it.
Not only is the “Anne Frank” diary now considered to be a fake, so also is “The Painted Bird” by
Jerzy Kosinski. This book, which is a mass of pornographic and sadistic
imagery which, had it not been taken so seriously by the Jewish
community, would be merely the pathetic manifestation of a self-serving
and very sick person.
was duly exposed as a shabby, though much revered (by the Jewish
community) and quoted, fraud. When this was exposed, Kosinski committed
suicide. Later, in Kosinski’s footsteps we find the next fiction
entitled “Fragments, ” by a Swiss Protestant named Bruno Dosseker who
spent the war in Switzerland as a young child. Dosseker posed as a very
young Baltic Jewish concentration camp inmate named Binjamin
Wilkomerski. This work consists of allegedly fragmented “memories” and
is very difficult to read
became the poster boy for the Holocaust supporters and was lionized by
the international Jewish community, reaping considerable profit and
many in-house awards for his wonderful and moving portrayal of German
brutality and sexual sadism.
book, allegedly by a Hungarian doctor, concerning his deportation from
Budapest in 1944 and subsequent journey by “Death Train” to Auschwitz
is another fraud. There was never such a doctor in Hungary during the
period involved and the alleged route of the train from Budapest to
Auschwitz did not exist.
sort of pathetic refugees from the back wards seem to be drawn to the
Holocausters…and they to them. There are now “Holocaust Survivors” as
young as thirty which is an interesting anomaly because the last
concentration camp was closed in 1945. Perhaps they consider the last
frenzied spring sale at Bloomingdale’s department store to be what they
we can expect to see a book based on twenty-seven volumes of secret
diaries prepared on a modern word processor within the current year by
an alleged inhabitant of the Warsaw ghetto, describing the Nazi
slaughter of tens of millions of weeping Jews by means that would shame
a modern African state.
predictably, the publication of these howlers would be greeted with joy
on the part of the fund raisers and fanatics, praised in the columns of
the New York Times and scripted by Steven Spielberg for a
heart-wrenching and guaranteed Oscar-winning film.
of thousands of DVD copies will be donated to American schools and the
Jewish community will demand that subservient executive and legislative
bodies in America create a Day of Atonement as a National Holiday to
balance the terrible Christian Christmas and the wickedly Satanic
must hate these books because so many otherwise beautiful and useful
trees are slaughtered for their preparation
Insofar as the Anne Frank diary is concerned, herewith is some background on Anne Frank, her family and her alleged Diary.
Franks were upper class German Jews, both coming from wealthy families.
Otto and his siblings lived on the exclusive Meronstrasse in Frankfurt.
Otto attended a private prep school, and also attended the Lessing
Gymnasium, the most expensive school in Frankfurt.
Otto attended Heidelberg University. After graduation he left for a long vacation in England.
In 1909, the 20 year old Otto went to New York City where he stayed with his relatives, the Oppenheimers.
1925 Anne’s parents married and settled in Frankfurt, Germany. Anne was
born in 1929. The Frank’s family business included banking, management
of the springs at Bad Soden and the manufacture of cough drops. Anne’s
mother, the former Edith Holländer, was the daughter of a manufacturer.
1934, Otto and his family moved to Amsterdam where he bought a spice
business, Opekta, which manufactures Pectin used in making household
May 1940, after the Germans occupied Amsterdam Otto remained in that
city while his mother and brother moved to Switzerland. Otto remained
in Amsterdam where his firm did business with the German Wehrmacht.
From 1939 to 1944, Otto sold Opeka, and Pectin, to the German army.
Pectin was a food preservative, and a anti infectant balm for wounds
and as a thickener for raising blood volume in blood transfusions.
Pectin was used as an emulsifier for petroleum, gelatized gasoline for
fire bombing. By supplying the Wehrmacht, Otto Frank became, in the
eyes of the Dutch, a Nazi collaborator.
July 6, 1942 Otto moved the Frank family into the so-called ‘Secret
Annex’. The annex is a three story, mostly glass townhouse that shares
a garden park with fifty other apartments.
he was allegedly in hiding, Otto Frank still managed his business,
going downstairs to his office at night and on weekends. Anne and the
others would go to Otto’s office and listen to radio broadcasts from
purported diary begins on June 12, 1942, and runs to December 5,1942 .
It consists of a book that is six by four by a quarter inches. In
addition to this first diary, Anne supplemented it with personal
letters. Otto said Anne heard Gerrit Bolkestein in a broadcast say: ~
“Keep a diary, and he would publish after the war”, and that’s why
Anne’s father claimed she rewrote her diaries second time in 1944.
In this second edition, the new writer changed, rearranged and occasionally combined entries of various dates.
Anne allegedly rewrote the diaries, she used a ball point pen, which
did not exist in 1945, and the book took on an extremely high literary
standard, and read more like a professional documentary than a child’s
diary. In Anne’s second edition her writing style, and handwriting,
The actual diary of Anne Frank contained only about 150 notes, according to The New York Times, of October 2 ,1955.
1944, German authorities in occupied Holland determined that Otto Frank
had been swindling then via his extensive and very lucrative Wehrmacht contracts.
The German police then raided his apartment attic, and the eight Jews
were sent to Westerbork work camp and forced to perform manual labor
.Otto himself was sent to Auschwitz.. Anne, her sister Margot, and her
mother, subsequently died of typhus in another camp.
1945, after being liberated from German custody, Otto returned to
Amsterdam, where he claimed he found Anne’s diary cleverly hidden in
the Annex’s rafters. However, another version has a Dutch friend, Meip
Geis finding Anne’s diary of fictional events, which she then gave to
took what he claimed were Anne’s letters and notes, edited them into a
book, which he then gave to his secretary, Isa Cauvern, to review. Isa
Cauvern and her husband Albert Cauvern , a writer, authored the first
were raised by some publishers as to whether Isa and Albert Cauvern,
who assisted Otto in typing out the work used the original diaries or
whether they took it directly from Mr. Frank’s personal transcription.
American author, Meyer Levin wrote the third and final edition
Meyer Levin was an author, and journalist, who lived for many years in France, where he met Otto Frank around 1949.
in 1905, Meyer Levin was raised in the section of Chicago notoriously
known in the days of gangster warfare as the “Bloody Nineteen Ward.” At
the age of eighteen he worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News
and during the next four years became an increasingly frequent
contributor to the national literary magazine, The Menorah Journal. In
1929 he published THE REPORTER, which was the first of his sixteen
In 1933 Levin became an assistant editor and film critic at the newly-created Esquire Magazine where he remained until 1939.
his best-known work is COMPULSION (1956), chronicling the Leopold and
Loeb case and hailed by critics as one of the greatest books of the
decade. The compelling work was the first “documentary novel” or
the enormous success of COMPULSION, Levin embarked on a trilogy of
novels dealing with the Holocaust. The first, EVA (1959) was the story
of a Jewish girl’s experiences throughout the war and her adjustment to
life after the concentration camps. This was followed by THE FANATIC
(1963), which told the hypnotic story of a Jewish poet dealing with the
moral questions that arose from his ordeal at the hands of the Nazis.
The last in the triptych, THE STRONGHOLD (1965), is a thriller set in a
concentration camp during the last days of the war.
the outset of World War II Levin made documentary films for the US
Office of War Information and later worked in France as a civilian
expert in the Psychological Warfare Division. He eventually became a
war correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, with the special
mission of uncovering the fate of Jewish concentration camp prisoners.
Levin took his role very seriously, sometimes entering concentration
camps ahead of the tanks of the liberating forces in order to compile
lists of the survivors.
the war Levin went to Palestine and turned his attention again to the
motion picture camera. His film MY FATHER’S HOUSE told the story of a
child survivor searching for his family in Palestine. He wrote this
story as a novel as well and the book was published in 1947.
also joined the Hagana underground and helped smuggle Jews from the
interior of Poland to Palestine, then basically an Arab country under
the control of the British..
1951 Levin came upon a copy of the French edition of the Anne Frank
diary. He made a number of attempts to have the work published in
English, and conceived it as a play and film. When the diary finally
found an American publisher, his play was accepted for production but
then suddenly barred, ostensibly for being “unstageworthy,” and another
writer’s version was commissioned.
fought for the rights to perform his version of the play, claiming that
the real reason the producers refused to stage his work was because
they thought it “too Jewish.” He saw the suppression of the play as an
extension of the Stalinist attack on Jewish culture and, outraged that
even Anne Frank could be censored, he took the producers to court and
began an agonizing, prolonged struggle that dragged on for years.
eventually won a jury award against the producers for appropriation of
ideas, but the bitterness of the trial made him many enemies in the
Jewish and literary communities.
Levin’s version of the play is still banned by the owners of the
dramatic rights, underground productions of the work are frequently
staged throughout the world.
Meyer Levin died in 1981
rewrote the various post-war treatments of the Anne Frank diary with an
eye toward a Broadway production, but Otto decided to cut him out,
refusing to honor his contract or pay him for his work. Meyer Levin
sued Otto Frank for his writings, and the New York Supreme court
awarded Meyer Levin $50,000, for his ‘intellectual work’.
1980, Otto sued two Germans, Ernst Romer and Edgar Geiss, for
distributing literature denouncing the diary as a forgery. The trial
produced a study by official German handwriting experts that determined
everything in the diary was written by the same person. The person that
wrote the diaries had used a ballpoint pen throughout. Unfortunately
for Herr Frank, the ballpoint pen was not available until 1951 whereas
Anne was known to have died of typhus in 1944.
of the lawsuit in a German court, the German state forensic bureau, the
Bundes Kriminal Amt [BKA] forensically examined the manuscript, which
at that point in time consisted of three hardbound notebooks and 324
loose pages bound in a fourth notebook, with special forensic equipment.
results of tests, performed at the BKA laboratories, showed that
“significant” portions of the work, especially the fourth volume, were
written with a ballpoint pen. Since ballpoint pens were not available
before 1951, the BKA concluded those sections must have been added
the end, BKA clearly determined that none of the diary handwriting
matched known examples of Anne’s handwriting. The German magazine, Der
Spiegel, published an account of this report alleging that (a) some
editing postdated 1951; (b) an earlier expert had held that all the
writing in the journal was by the same hand; and thus (c) the entire
diary was a postwar fake.
BKA information, at the urgent request of the Jewish community, was
redacted at the time but later inadvertently released to researchers in
the United States.