Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank
Since its world premiere in 2015 in Canberra, Australia the Anne Frank House’s exhibition “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank” has been on display in several countries worldwide.
The exhibition presents the life of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 at age 15. The relationship of her personal life to the historical context of Hitler’s rise to power, World War II and the persecution of the Jews comes to light as you walk through this history.
The exhibition culminates with contemporary stories of discrimination and exclusion, giving the voice to today’s youth from various backgrounds and with diverse identities. Through photos and interviews, visitors view how these young people see themselves, how they are viewed by society and what role prejudices play in their daily lives.
Through the story of Anne Frank, visitors are encouraged to consider the effects of prejudice, discrimination, hatred, and violence.
This exhibition is available in Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese.