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Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Ann Frank
October 6, 2019 - January 6, 2020Free
Through pictures, artifacts, scale models, video, and narrative, Let Me Be Myself offers an insider’s view of Ann Frank’s life, from her birth in 1929 to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, at the age of 15. Visitors will learn about the Frank’s family’s insulated life in hiding juxtaposed against a world in turmoil: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the jews and the second world war.
The exhibit culminates with a section in which today’s teens address issues of identity and discrimination they deal with in their own lives. Through the story of Ann Frank, visitors are encouraged to examine their own attitudes towards others and consider the effects of prejudice and discrimination, hatred and violence.