The Anne Frank exhibition was officially opened on 20th January 2018, by Ms. Leoni Cuelenaere, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh and Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Honourable Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.
The ceremony was attended by approximately 400 people. After the opening ceremony representatives of the project's main partners participated in a discussion meeting about the possible future of the Anne Frank project in Bangladesh.
The exhibition panels were in Bengali alongside as was the documentary The Short Life of Anne Frank. In total, over 6000 visitors (both students and the general public) visited the exhibition. The history of the Holocaust and the story of Anne Frank served as a starting point for a discussion on the genocide and liberation war in Bangladesh in 1971.
The project was supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Dhaka, the Embassy of Bangladesh in The Hague and Counter Foto, Dhaka.