Travelling Anne Frank Exhibition in Finland


This year the exhibition Anne Frank - A History for Today will travel through  Finland, visiting ten cities: Helsinki, Turku, Hämeenlinna, Raahe, Vaasa, Kokkola, Kuopio, Mikkeli, Rovaniemi and Espoo. Anne Frank’s engaging story touches people all around the world, providing an avenue to think and talk about themes such as prejudice, discrimination and human rights. Translated into Finnish and Swedish, the exhibition will initially be displayed in the Helsinki City Library. The opening is on 30 January.

The international travelling exhibition Anne Frank - A History for Today places the story of Anne Frank against the backdrop of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The heart of the exhibition consists of quotations from Anne Frank’s diary and the Frank family’s photographs. This is accompanied  by other personal narratives about the consequences of discrimination and persecution. One of the stories depicted is that of the Finnish-Jewish Hanna Eckhart, who survived the Holocaust. Additional panels address the theme Discrimination & Finland Nowadays.


The exhibition is especially directed at young people. In all ten cities in Finland, youngsters serve as guides to the exhibition. A two-day training prepares them for this responsibility. They learn about the content and background of the exhibition, the best way to present the information to their peers and how to make contemporary topics discussable. 


The exhibition Anne Frank - A History for Today is shown throughout the entire world. Each year there are more than 150 venues. The worldwide tour is co-ordinated by the Anne Frank House, but the realisation is placed in the hands of local partners. In Finland, the Anne Frank House is collaborating with the Helsinki City Library, the University of Helsinki, the Peace Education Initiative and the Finnish Jewish Community. 


This Finnish tour has been made ​​possible thanks to the support of the Finnish Ministry of Education, the Dutch Embassy, ​​the Israeli Embassy and the transport company DHL

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