Meyer Levin Vs Otto Frank, File number 2241-1956.
American writer, Meyer Levin, was awarded $50,000 to be paid to him by the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin's work on the "Anne Frank Diary."
Mr. Frank, in Switzerland, hired Meyer Levin to ghost-write the diary and represented it to his publisher and the public as his late daughter’s original work.
Meyer Levin used original writings of the real Ann Frank as a template but greatly expanded the story in a way to help build world sympathy for the Zionist plan to steal Palestine.
Otto Frank then refused to honor his contract or pay Levin for his work. Meyer Levin sued Otto Frank, and the New York Court Jury awarded Meyer Levin $50,000.
Another point is that the German Federal Criminal Investigation Bureau (BKA) examined the diary and concluded that portions of the work were written with a ball pen, only available after 1951.
Comparison of the penmanship of the diary (on those very rare occasions when Otto Frank would allow inspection of the supposed original copy) with a photo of the real Ann Frank's penmanship shown on Life Magazine, 15 September 1958 underscores that at least two different hands are involved in the document.
Professor Arthur Butz of Northwestern University and Dr Alfred Lilienthal (among others) have concluded that portions of the text are not the work of a teenaged mind.