Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents “Anne Frank – A History for Today” International Exhibit
Story about Holocaust victim presents broad point of view on human rights, Nazis and World War II
DALLAS – January 6, 2016 – The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is presenting “Anne Frank – A History for Today” January 9 through May 31, 2016. Anne Frank’s popular diary gives insight into her thoughts and her family, and the exhibit examines world events that shaped her life, including the Nazi expansion throughout Europe and World War II.
At 15-years-old and one of more than a million murdered Jewish children, Anne Frank is one of the most discussed victims of the Holocaust. Her memoir, The Diary of a Young Girl which documents her life in hiding for 25 months during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, is one of the world’s most widely known books after the Bible. The basis for several plays and films, the diary has been translated into 67 languages with more than 30 million copies sold.
“Anne Frank’s story is especially meaningful to young people. She’s often their first, if not their only exposure to the Holocaust. Her bravery and legacy live on and she’s regularly cited as a role model for today,” says Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum’s President and CEO. “This exhibit will give visitors insight into the Frank’s personal struggle and the world events that forced them into hiding. It challenges us to think about democracy, courage and tolerance in the face of adversity.”
There are many related activities during “Anne Frank – A History for Today,” including:
- Educator Preview Night: Tuesday, January 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. – RSVP to cdecoster@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
- Exhibit Opening Reception and Talk: Thursday, January 14, 5:30 p.m. – Hilary Eddy Stipelman, Director of Outreach and Exhibitions, Anne Frank Center USA, and Dr. Charlotte Decoster, who is on staff at the Museum, will speak at 6:30 p.m.
- Spring Break Events: March 7 through 25 – Explore and learn with family-friendly activities throughout Spring Break
- “Conversations with Anne” Live Theater Performances: March 18 and 19 – Two performances each day at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This one-act solo show is taken directly from Anne’s diary and gives the audience an interactive look at Anne's experience of her time in hiding.
Sponsors of “Anne Frank – A History for Today” are Clampitt Paper, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and The Catholic Foundation. “Anne Frank: A History for Today” was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center USA.
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ABOUT THE DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM/CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TOLERANCE
The Dallas Holocaust Museum's mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. The Museum’s education programs have had a profound effect on people of all ages. In 2015, about 70,000 visitors have toured the Museum and many have written, emailed or posted notes that their lives have been transformed by the experience. Through its exhibits and programs, visitors learn about the discrimination, deep-rooted hatred and the attempted annihilation of the Jews and the systematic persecution of others. The Museum is located at 211 N. Record Street, Dallas, Texas 75202. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org or call (214) 741-7500.
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