Temporary Exhibitions

American family of Edith Frank at the exhibition.
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Every six months, a new exhibition is put on display at the Anne Frank House. The exhibition Margot, Anne’s Sister opened in March 2011 followed in October 2011 by Edith Frank-Holländer, Anne’s Mother. Through eyewitness (film) accounts, photos, letters and objects, museum visitors could get to know Margot and Edith better. School groups that visited the museum were provided with extra lesson materials to prepare for seeing these exhibitions.

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Edith Frank-Holländer, Anne's Mother

Most people know little about Edith Frank besides the – often unflattering – things her youngest daughter Anne wrote about her. This exhibition shows a young and cheerful Edith using photos taken between 1915 and 1922. It later depicts a woman who is having difficulty adjusting to her new life in Amsterdam. Her letters reveal how much she misses her family and friends and how worried she is about the situation in Nazi Germany. The exhibition was opened by the daughter of Edith Frank’s cousin Irene Kronheim-Holländer: 82-year-old Dorothy Fraifield Jenkins-Kronheim. She came all the way from the United States especially for the opening and spoke about her mother's friendship with Edith. The exhibition runs until March 2012.

Although I live in Canada, I have been to Anne Frank’s house now 3 times. Your new exhibition, honoring Anne's mother will bring me back a fourth time. Thank you.

Margot, Anne’s Sister

With this exhibition, Margot emerges from the shadow of her world-famous sister Anne. Anne wrote in her diary on 27 September 1942: ‘Some people … seem to take special delight in raising not only their own children but in helping others raise theirs. Margot doesn't need it, since she's naturally good, kind and clever, perfection itself.’ The exhibition confirms this image of Margot (sweet, smart and beautiful) and also reveals the graceful, social and religious aspects of her personality. The exhibition was opened by friends and former classmates of Margot Frank. One of her good friends, Jetteke Frijda, spoke about their relationship during the opening and was clearly happy about the exhibition: ‘All the attention for Anne is lovely, but Margot also needed to be acknowledged.’

Margot Frank’s friends and former classmates at the opening of the exhibition.

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