Johnny Teague, an evangelical and Republican candidate for the US House, published “The Lost Diary of Anne Frank,” a novel re-imagining the famous Holocaust victim's final days at Auschwitz.
GOP House Nominee Wrote Novel About Anne Frank Finding Jesus
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November 1, 2022

Teague is running in TX-07, having secured the Republican nomination in March. He's given little chance at winning against Lizzie Pannill Fletcher in the heavily racially diverse district to the southwest of Houston.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — The Republican nominee for Congress in Texas’ 7th district is a self-proclaimed history buff, but his take on Anne Frank is not one that most historians would endorse.

Johnny Teague, an evangelical pastor and business owner who won the district’s primary in March, in 2020 published “The Lost Diary of Anne Frank,” a novel imagining the famous Jewish Holocaust victim’s final days in the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps as she might have written them in her diary.

The kicker: In Teague’s telling, Frank seems to embrace Christianity just before she is murdered by the Nazis.

Published by Las Vegas-based publisher Histria Books, the speculative book attempts to faithfully extend the writing style of Frank’s “original” diary entries into her experiences in the camps: it “picks up where her original journey left off,” according to the promotional summary. Teague claims to have interviewed Holocaust survivors and visited the Anne Frank House, multiple concentration camps and the major Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., and Israel as part of his research.

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