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What was the first language of the cloth-eared bowdlerizers of "O God of Bethel" in the new -- well, slightly used -- hymn-book?
The diary's next bowdlerizers were the playwrights, joined by script doctor Lillian Hellman and producer Kermit Bloomgarden, who downplayed Anne's Jewishness and her cataloguing of Nazi oppression and presented a light-filled girl, ushering a message of hope for all people.