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DUTCH ARCHIVES RECEIVE HOLOCAUST-ERA WRITINGS

A Holocaust-era diary and love letters written by a Jewish teenager for her Dutch boyfriend while she was imprisoned in an internment camp in 1943 have been donated to Dutch archives.

Archivists in the Dutch city of Tilburg on Tuesday announced the rare discovery with parallels to the famed diary by Anne Frank.

The journal was kept by 18-year-old Helga Deen during the final month of her detainment in a Dutch internment camp in April-July 1943. That July, she was shipped off to a Nazi concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland, with her brother, father and mother. All four died at the camp.

Deen recorded some of her day-to-day experiences for her boyfriend Kees van den Berg.

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