Press release Huygens ING

Anne Frank’s digitised manuscripts available in their entirety for the first time

30 September 2021

The Vereniging voor Onderzoek en Ontsluiting van Historische Teksten (Association for Research and Access to Historical Texts) is launching a new online scholarly edition of the complete manuscripts of Anne Frank. For the first time, the original manuscripts that Anne Frank had hoped would make her a famous writer can be accessed in their entirety online and inspected in their historical context.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Huygens ING) partnered with the Anne Frank House to study Anne Frank’s diaries, her own adaptation of them into a ‘Secret Annex novel’, her short stories and her other works. The manuscripts were compiled to produce this new edition, which also provides historical background information and comparative analyses. Anne Frank’s development as a writer has never before been so well documented.

Read the press release here.

Huygens Institute for Netherlands History (Huygens ING)

The Huygens Institute for Netherlands History (Huygens ING) is an Academy research institute that studies the history of science, Dutch history and literature. Huygens ING extracts information from historical sources and literary texts, is building a digital infrastructure, and offers searchable online data. It provides an historical context for contemporary issues related to politics and governance, literature, science and society.

The Huygens Institute for Netherlands History (Huygens ING) is located in Amsterdam (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam).

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