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The biography by Melissa Muller (Bloomsbury, 1999), based on information from relatives and friends, states that Anne was always popular and assertive at school, and not good at concentrating (which may have meant she was more aware of what the boys were up to). In 1942 there were 12 girls and 18 boys in her class, so the relatively small number of girls ...


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While I can't speak with authority as to the contents of the original diary, I'd suggest that in answering the question as posed, 'Is the house plan in Anne Frank's diary an artistic rendition, or is it sketched by Anne?' and 'Did Anne's original diary have a (rough) sketch of the Secret Annex, or was it completely a rendition from the details from the diary?...


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I consulted the Dutch edition Het achterhuis: dagboekbrieven 12 juni 1942 - 1 augustus 1944 (Edited by Anne's father Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2010). This edition of the diary does not contain an entry for 7 November 1942; there is nothing between the entries of 5 and 9 November 1942. However, there are four (!) versions of ...


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After reading Anne Frank's diary, I also read Het Anne Frank Huis: een biografie by Jos van der Lans and Herman Vuisje (Boom, 2010) and Herinneringen aan Anne Frank by Miep Gies (Bakker, 2009). These books do not comment on the name Dussel as being somehow unflattering. In addition, I have checked two editions of the three-volume Van Dale dictionary, ...


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Before answering the question, I would like to point out that there are four versions of Anne Frank's diary. To avoid repetition, I refer to an earlier answer about the diaries, where I listed the four versions. The diaries (or at least a version edited by Anne's father Otto Frank) were first published in 1947, but the first critical edition was published ...


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