Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. Developed by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this international exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank explores what life was like for Anne Frank and her family, and looks at the events surrounding the Holocaust and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany.
Seen by over 80 million people globally, the exhibition will open a three-year tour of New Zealand at Auckland Museum from Friday 9 February to Sunday 13 May.
Chaired by Boyd Klap, organiser of the successful 2011 exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today, this updated exhibition focuses on discrimination in the modern world, asking visitors to consider prejudice and intolerance, and to take ownership of the creation of a more respectful society.
Anne Frank was just 12-years-old when she went into hiding with her family in a factory annexe in Amsterdam. The family lived in secret for three years, helped by non-Jewish friends, but were finally discovered and sent to concentration camps. Only her father Otto survived. He had the diary, in which Anne professes her belief that the world was good, published a few years after the war in the hope people would learn from his daughter’s innocent words.