Handwritten poem by Anne Frank sells for 148K

(CNN) – A rare handwritten poem by Anne Frank sold at auction Wednesday for $148,000 in the Netherlands.

The poem, also signed by Anne Frank, was written for Christiane "Cri-Cri" Van Maarsen, the older sister of Frank’s best friend.

According to auction house Bubb Kuyper in Haarlem, the sale price was four or five times what was expected and surprised everyone in the auction room.

Anne Frank is known to millions through the diary she kept while in hiding for two years during the Nazi persecution of Jews in the Netherlands.

Her family was eventually discovered and sent to concentration camps.

Only her father survived the war.

The buyer of the poem remains anonymous.

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