The travelling exhibition
The opening of the Lithuanian Let me be myself - the life story of Anne Frank travelling exhibition took place in Vilnius on 20 October 2016.
In an interview with Labas Rytas Lietuva TV, Vaiva Juškienė, the head of the Pedagogical Department of the Vilniaus University of Applied Sciences, said that "The exhibition is a connection between the past and the present. It provides each of us with the opportunity to find out why we sometimes give in to bullying, why we become part of it, or even victims."
Ralph du Long, the representative of Anne Frank House, stated that in the country, "[...] there are more and more people who are interested in Jewish history, people are no longer afraid to talk about the role of Lithuania in the Holocaust. We don’t mean to judge anybody, but we must talk about it and discuss it.”
Speeches were also given by the rector of Vilniaus University of Applied Sciences, the Ambassadors of Israel and the Netherlands in Lithuania, representatives from the Jewish Community of Lithuania, and Aušrinė Marija Pavilionienė, a member of the Lithuanian Parliament.
Fragments from the Diary were read by a student, and visitors could meet with Fania Brancovskaja, a Holocaust survivor.
One of the exhibition openings, in the Adolfo Ramanausko-Vanago gymnasium in Alytus on 19 April 2017, was reported on by the regional Dzukijos TV channel.