Purported to be a young Jewish girl who with her family spent a significant amount of WWII in an attic in Holland the diary of Ann Frank was first published in the Netherlands on 25th June 1947. Holocaust propaganda has raised the status of this reading matter in many cases placing it firmly on the curriculum in various US and European schools. However there is clear evidence that the Diary of Anne Frank is a fraud. The Swedish journal Fria Ord published two articles commenting on the so called “Diary” and a condensation of these articles appeared in the April 15th, 1959 issue of the Economic Council Letter stating “any informed literary inspection of this book would have shown it to have been impossible as the work of a teenager.” Academic and Historian Robert Faurisson agrees and establishes a number of extraordinary inconsistencies with the text and identifies differing handwriting styles in the manuscript presented as Ann Frank’s original ‘diary’. The Economic Council Letter of 1959 continued with “A noteworthy decision of the New York Supreme Court confirms this point of view, in that Jewish writer, Meyer Levin, has been awarded $50,000 to be paid him by the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin’s work on the ‘Anne Frank Diary.’ Mr. Frank, in Switzerland, has promised to pay to his race-kin, Meyer Levin, not less than $50,000 because he had used the dialogue of Author Levin just as it was and “implanted” it in the diary as being his daughter’s intellectual work.” Nevertheless in 1980, Otto Frank sued two Germans, Ernst Romer and Edgar Geiss, for distributing literature denouncing the diary as a forgery. The trial produced a study by official German state forensic bureau, the Bundes Kriminal Amt [BKA] who forensically examined the manuscript, which at this point consisted of three hardbound notebooks and 324 loose pages bound in a fourth notebook. Missing was the small notebook with a linen cover, with a red, white and brown plaid design (the “Scotch notebook”) identified by Faurisson as containing some photos, pictures and drawings as well as a variety of very juvenile writing styles perhaps in an attempt to hide the conflicting writing styles. However, BKA clearly determined that none of the diary handwriting matched known examples of Anne’s handwriting and while the bureau determined that everything in the diary was written by the same person that person had used a ballpoint pen throughout. The ballpoint pen never came into production until about 29th October 1945 in America and was not readily available to all till 1951. The German magazine, Der Spiegel, published an account of this report concluding that the entire diary was a post-war fake. Consequently this elaborately engineered hoax is foisted onto our younger generation like many other Holocaust fictions for example The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.