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Let me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

This summer AHMSEC welcomes the return of the Anne Frank visiting exhibition Let me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank. The exhibition tells the story of a young Jewish girl living in the Netherlands under Nazi occupation linking it to its contemporary relevance.

Image: Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)

On her thirteenth birthday, Anne is given a diary where she starts to record her daily experiences. A few weeks later her life is turned upside down when she goes into hiding.

For more than two years Anne writes what she thinks, feels, and experiences, providing a vivid and poignant glimpse into her world.  The Diary expresses her hopes and aspirations for the future, which were never realised.

The Diary has been translated into over 70 languages and is the most widely read book of the Holocaust, while Anne is probably the most well-known Holocaust victim, she could not foresee that, in the years to come, millions of people all over the world would read her diary.

As memories fade Let me be Myself is an important reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust and remains more relevant than ever.  Anne’s story continues to inspire and lift generations up as we continue to learn from the optimism she displayed under terrible circumstances.

Entry to this exhibition is included in the Museum entry fee.

Anne in her final year of primary school, 1940. Photo collection: Anne Frank House
Anne and her elder sister Margot
Photo collection: Anne Frank House

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