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'Freedom Writers' author defends teacher

INDIANAPOLIS, March 13 (UPI) -- The author of "The Freedom Writers Diary" reportedly has taken up the cause of an Indianapolis teacher who is in trouble for teaching her book.

'Anne Frank' musical a go despite protests

MADRID, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Multiple protests against a controversial musical version of "Anne Frank" will not prevent the theatrical performance from taking place in Madrid.

'Diary of Anne Frank' to be stage musical

MADRID , Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A stage musical version of "The Diary of Anne Frank" is set to open at Madrid's Calderon Theatre in February, the BBC reported.

Reprieve for tree that inspired Anne Frank

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Dutch judge in Amsterdam has postponed the removal of a horse chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank in her World War II hiding place.

BBC planning Anne Frank miniseries

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The BBC said it has commissioned a television miniseries based on the diary of Anne Frank.

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Holocaust benefits draw criticism

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has reached a controversial financial agreement with representatives of the country's holocaust survivors.

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Grafts to be taken from Anne Frank tree

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, March 10 (UPI) -- The Amsterdam tree that was Anne Frank's link to the outside world will live on in the form of cuttings that will be planted before the tree is cut down.

Man admits to burning Anne Frank's book

MAGDEBURG, Germany, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A man suspected of being a neo-Nazi, has admitted at his trial in Magdeburg, Germany, he publicly burned a copy of Anne Frank's diary.

Anne Frank's father sought U.S. visas

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in Holland, her father tried to get them visas for the United States, documents released in New York show.

Letters from Anne Frank's father found

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A file of 80 letters from Anne Frank's father, describing desperate efforts to escape Nazis in the Netherlands, has been found in New York City. Anne Frank wrote one of the most famous memoirs of the World War II Holocaust.

New Anne Frank book set for release

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The newest Anne Frank biography, "The Life of Anne Frank," claims to the most comprehensive story of her life that has been written. The new book, written by the people at the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands and published by Macmillan Books, marks the

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2006 with 149 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 6, the 187th day of 2006 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2006 with 202 to follow.
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Newfound photos of Anne Frank in Britain

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- Recently discovered photos of Anne Frank, on exhibition in London, show the young girl through the eyes of her father Otto.

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New Anne Frank letters on exhibit

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 12 (UPI) -- Previously undisclosed letters from Anne Frank -- the Jewish girl killed by Nazis and famous for her diary -- are on display at an Amsterdam museum.

Historian adamant on Holocaust denials

VIENNA, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jailed right-wing British historian David Irving repeated Tuesday his claim that Holocaust numbers have been inflated, and says Anne Frank's family proves it.

Anti-Semitism seen in reaction to cartoons

MOSCOW, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A senior Russian lawmaker has said that Jews are becoming the scapegoats in the Islamic world's reaction to caricatures of Mohammed. Mikhail Margelov, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Federation Council, Russia's upper chamber of parliamen

Actress Shelley Winters dies at 83

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters died of heart failure in Beverly Hills, Calif., Saturday at the age of 83.
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