Arrest made in Anne Frank diary desecration

Authorities in Japan arrested a man whom they suspect vandalized copies of Anne Frank's diaries and related material. In February, more than 300 copies of Frank's diaries were damaged at 38 libraries across Tokyo.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   March 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Japanese police have arrested a man on suspicion of damaging copies of Anne Frank's diaries and related material.

The unidentified man, who police said is 36 years old and unemployed, admitted to tearing pages out of 23 books but did not explain his motive. Japanese media, however, questioned his mental competence.

The suspect had been earlier arrested for putting posters at bookstores where Anne Frank diaries were damaged.

More than 300 copies of Anne Frank's diaries were found vandalized in 38 public libraries and bookstores across Tokyo in February.

Police are looking into whether the suspect was involved in all of the incidents.


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