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  2/28/2014, Adar 28, 5774

Israeli Envoy: Anne Frank Vandalism Does Not Represent Japan

The wanton vandalism of hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diaries held in Tokyo libraries is uncharacteristic of Japan, a senior Israeli diplomat said Thursday as he presented 300 replacements, according to AFP.

The books, a gift from the embassy and the Jewish Community of Japan, were donated as police hunted those responsible for defacing copies of the much-loved book, which tells the tale of a young Jewish girl in Amsterdam who ultimately died in a Nazi concentration camp.