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Barbara Epstein and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929; her famous Diary, detailing her family’s experience of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was published in the United States for the first time on June 12, 1952. In this letter, Kem Knapp Sawyer tells the story of New York Review co-founder Barbara Epstein’s involvement in The Diary of Anne Frank, for which she commissioned an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.

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