Nir Itzik, an archivist at the Moreshet archive in Israel, holding aloft the original copy of Judit Ornstein's wartime diary. Rami Shllush

‘Anne Frank of Budapest’: Newly Discovered Diary Chronicles Jewish Girl’s Life in Nazi-occupied Hungary

No one knows how it ended up in an Israeli archive, but the freshly translated 1944 diary of teenager Judit Ornstein has drawn comparisons to the Holocaust’s most famous journal. A successful search for surviving family members in America has introduced them to a lively, literary young woman they never knew

Standing in the middle of her living room in a Boston suburb in February, a stunned Miriam Ornstein tried to comprehend the news she has just been told by phone: A diary written in Nazi-occupied Budapest by...

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