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Fairy tale book signed by Anne Frank up for auction in New York

An edition of Grimm’s fairy tales that was owned and signed by Anne Frank will go up for auction in New York, the AFP reports. The book, written in German, belonged to Frank and her sister Margot before the Frank family went into hiding to escape Nazi persecution. Frank wrote her name and Margot’s name on the flyleaf. Swann Auction Galleries, which will conduct the sale, has valued the collection of fairy tales at $20,000 to $30,000. “What just infuses it with so much incredible emotion and history and potential value is the fact that it is signed by Anne Frank,” said Nicholas Lowry, president of Swann Auction Galleries. “It was her personal copy.”

Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was 15 years old. Her diary, which she wrote while she was in hiding, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages.

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