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Anti-Semitic text implying that Anne Frank’s diary is a forgery was shown on the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this week, The museum announced in a statement.
“The Anne Frank House Foundation learned of this with shock and horror,” the museum said.
The projection of the house where the Franks took refuge during World War II reads: “Ann Frank [sic]inventor of the ballpoint pen.”
It alludes to a revelation far-right conspiracy theory that the diary was a forgery because part of it was written with a ballpoint pen, which had not been used while Anne was alive. theory is Thoroughly and scientifically proven by the Dutch government, New York Times reported in 1989.
This false statement is used to question or deny the Holocaust.
Footage of the screening appeared in a hate speech in a separate Telegram group from the United States, the museum’s statement said.
Dutch police said they were investigating the incident, according to the AP news agency. The museum said it was in contact with the authorities and the Amsterdam City Council.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the forecast “deplorable” and said “there is no place for anti-Semitism in our country”. on Twitter.
Anne was a Jewish girl who kept a diary while hiding with her family for about two years during World War II. The journal chronicles her life, feelings and thoughts.
She died in a concentration camp in 1945.
Her father, Otto, survived the Holocaust and published her diary, which has sold over 30 million copies and been translated into dozens of languages.
“Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most important pieces of evidence of the persecution of Jews during World War II,” the museum’s statement said.