We all remember reciting the 13 original colonies or playing “The Oregon Trail” in history class to learn about the 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail, but we certainly skipped some levels. What history lessons did our teachers neglect to teach us? Obviously, history wasn’t always the prettiest, so it would make sense that teachers would leave out some details that were above their students’ maturity level, or in more topical terms, were not safe for work, or in this case, school.

First, Anne Frank, the German-born Jewish victim of the Holocaust who gained fame posthumously when her father, Otto Frank, published her diary, “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”. When her father originally published the book, he omitted some parts he felt inappropriate, including an entry in which Anne describes her genitals, “There are little folds of skin all over the place, you can hardly find it. The little hole underneath is so terribly small that I simply can't imagine how a man can get in there, let alone how a whole baby can get out!" Though newer versions of the book include these passages, many didn’t learn about this until after they finished their assigned readings and graduated.