Let me be myself

The life story of Anne Frank
  • anne frank
  • antisemitism
  • discrimination
  • holocaust
  • second world war
  • prejudice
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • vmbo
  • havo/vwo

This exhibition connects Anne Frank's life story with the present and makes the fate of the millions of victims of the persecution of the Jews during the Second World War personal and palpable.

For who
secondary education basic, young people, secondary education advanced, secondary vocational education
Consists of
training, worksheet, video, timeline, manual, exhibition, pdf-file, assignment, glossary, peer guide manual

The Exhibition

Making use of large size pictures, the exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.

Young people today

One third of the exhibition is dedicated to stories of young people today. This part also contains several film clips. The visitors get to know how these youngsters see themselves, but also how strangers respond to them. This makes clear what the role of prejudice can be and how this can lead to exclusion and sometimes even discrimination.

The exhibitions has several objects on display, among them: a replica of the diary of Anne Frank and a scale model of the hiding place.  There are two different versions of Let Me Be Myself. The large exhibition contains a spacious impression of the room in which Anne Frank was in Hiding. In the smaller banner version this room is integrated in the content on the panels.

Peer Education

The educational programme in Let Me Be Myself is usually conducted by students. Making use of an international research by the Anne Frank House in 2013 and 2014 the content and design of the exhibition were adapted in order to best serve the peer educators. Before they start with their work, the guides receive a one or two day training by the Anne Frank House or its local partner. The students get to know the content and they learn how to interact with the visitors. They can make use of the educator manual that includes instructions how to convey the content, what questions to ask and how to moderate a discussion. Moreover, the educator manual contains several practical assignments and worksheets to be used by the visiting school class.   

Download the educational material

The exhibition and the educational material is available in: Czech, English, German, Greek, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Slovak and Spanish. You can download the educational material below.

More information

For more information about the possibilities of this exhibition, the costs, the transport and the educational program with the exhibition, please contact us or our local partner.

Worldwide activities

Downloads Let me be myself

Downloads are available in multiple languages. You can choose a language version from the list.

'Laat me mezelf zijn': verhalen van jongeren nu
'Laat me mezelf zijn': verhalen van jongeren nu
'Let me be myself....!' Stories from young people today
'Let me be myself....!' Stories from young people today
"Lasst mich ich selbst sein": Geschichten von Jugendlichen heute
"Lasst mich ich selbst sein": Geschichten von Jugendlichen heute
'Dejade se yo misma': historias de jóvenes de hoy en día
'Dejade se yo misma': historias de jóvenes de hoy en día
"Ha az lehetek, aki vagyok": mai fiatalok történetei
"Ha az lehetek, aki vagyok": mai fiatalok történetei
"Leiskite man būti savimi": šiandeinos jaunų žmonių istorijos
"Leiskite man būti savimi": šiandeinos jaunų žmonių istorijos
'Deixe-me ser eu mesmo...! Histórias dos jovens de hoje
'Deixe-me ser eu mesmo...! Histórias dos jovens de hoje
'Nechajte ma byť takou, aká som...! Príbehy mladých l'udi dnes
'Nechajte ma byť takou, aká som...! Príbehy mladých l'udí dnes
'Nechte mě být, jaká jsem': příběhy dnešních mladých
'Nechte mě být, jaká jsem': příběhy dnešních mladých
'Låt mig vara mig själv!' Historier av unga människor idag
'Låt mig vara mig själv!' Historier av unga människor idag