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Exhibition: Let Me Be Myself, the story of Anne Frank

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The Anne Frank Australia Foundation, Zionist Council of Victoria and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA) are proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Let Me Be Myself– The Story of Anne Frank at the LJLA, 304 Hawthorn Road in South Caulfield. The exhibition will run for six weeks commencing 3 August through 10 September 2015.

The exhibition was compiled by the Anne Frank Stichting in Amsterdam and is being shown for the first time in Melbourne. It includes Anne’s story and the historical context of her time as well as modules that specifically highlight the contemporary relevance of the story of Anne Frank. “I’m delighted the Anne Frank Australia Foundation has selected the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia to house this important exhibition,” said LJLA Executive Director, Leonie Fleiszig. “We look forward to welcoming visitors from a broad spectrum of the Melbourne community who want to connect with and learn from Anne’s story.”

The interactive exhibit is open to the public for self-guided visits during library operating hours. Guided tours for school, community and private groups are encouraged and may be arranged during operating hours or by appointment. Bookings for group tours are essential. Entry is by gold coin donation.

“Seventy years after her death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Anne Frank’s story still speaks to those who are concerned with injustice,” says Jane Rapke, Executive Director of the Zionist Council of Victoria. “This outstanding exhibition depicts the spirited and hopeful nature that has made Anne a role model for young people around the world and shares important lessons about standing strong against prejudice and discrimination. This exhibit is sure to move anyone who takes the time to visit.”

Let Me Be Myself contains seven historical modules designed to enable visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank. The story of the Frank family is interlaced with information about the important historical events happening at the time and demonstrates the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular family. The film The Short Life of Anne Frank will be shown in a separate area.

The LJLA operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 2pm-5pm. For information regarding bookings, please complete the on-line booking form or contact the Zionist Council of Victoria at (03) 9272 5544 or by email at annefrank@zionismvictoria.org.au. For details about the content of the exhibit, please contact iet Fuijkschot 0419 465516 or email iet@annefrank.org.au

Photo Credit: Photo Collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)

Kindly supported by the Jewish Holocaust Centre

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