Quotation by Anne Frank

Bolkenstein, a Minister, was speaking on the Dutch programme from London, and he said that they ought to make a collection of diaries and letters after the war. Of course, they all made a rush at my diary immediately. Just imagine how interesting it would be if I were to publish a romance of the "Secret Annexe." The title alone would be enough to make people think it was a detective story.
Anne Frank (1929–1945), German Jewish refugee, diarist. Entry for March 29, 1944. The Diary of a Young Girl (1947, trans. 1952).

The original title which Anne Frank gave to her diary was Het Achterbuis, which has been translated as "The Secret Annexe."
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