New generation of travelling exhibitions: "Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank".

'Let Me Be Myself'

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The official launch of the international tour of the new travelling exhibition made by the Anne Frank House, 'Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank' took place today at the Jewish Memorial Centre in Canberra, Australia. Apart from the story of Anne Frank and the historical context of her time, it specifically highlights the contemporary relevance of the story of Anne Frank.

"Let Me Be Myself" contains seven historical modules. The structure and design of this part of the new exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank. Large-size pictures show Anne's happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding.

Connection

In a consequent manner the exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person. 

Time line

To emphasise the chronological order of events, almost every panel contains a time line. Below the time line is the personal story of Anne Frank and above the time line the visitor is confronted with the 'big historical events' of that time. In this manner it is easy to understand the connections between the 'small' and 'big' history.

Visit

Visit the exhibition in Canberra at the National Jewish Memorial Centre from 4 February until 31 March 2015. 

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