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Anne Frank Exhibits
June 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
In the Windgate Gallery: The last known dated picture of Anne Frank is from May of 1942, taken just weeks before her 13th birthday and two months before she went into hiding in the secret annex of her family’s home. After that, images of her life can only be found in her diary and – after her arrest – in official documents.
Her father Otto Frank survived the Holocaust. Back in Amsterdam, he discovered that albums with family photographs had been saved. We can hardly imagine his heartache when he saw these pictures again. Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album is an exhibit of these photographs, some rarely shown to the public.
In the Lobby: The worldwide touring exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today, tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. The exhibit consists of large freestanding panels, with photographs and text in English and Spanish, illustrating the concrete consequences of National Socialism for one particular Jewish family.
By understanding the political decisions, historical facts and events that governed their lives, we are better able to respect the human rights and dignity of those around us and to take action where necessary to defend others against discrimination and persecution.
This year marks what would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday (born June 12, 1929), had she survived. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the Frank family’s arrest on August 4, 1944.
These exhibits are produced by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and distributed throughout the United States by the Anne Frank Center USA. Copyrighted photos used with permission: AFF/AFH – Basel/Amsterdam (Anne Frank Fonds – Basel / Anne Frank House – Amsterdam).
Local support is presented by The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.
Regular gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm; Friday – 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday – 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact Debra Wood at email@example.com or 501.812.2715.