The Anne Frank Story, a special exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum celebrating the life and legacy of the young girl who has captured hearts worldwide for more than a half-century, is a powerful and personal journey into World War II and the Holocaust.
The special exhibit runs now through June 30 in the Theater of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
The exhibit goes beyond the legendary diary kept by Anne Frank and behind the familiar photos of the girl whose intelligent eyes and off-handed quip are such a part of her story.
The exhibit follows the life of Anne Frank from her birth in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 12, 1929 through her death at the Bergen-Belsen death camp in Poland. The exhibit recounts the events that led to the Frank family’s flight from Germany to The Netherlands in 1933 and describes the growth of Nazism in Germany, the invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 and life under Nazi rule. Visitors will go back to the time period covered in Anne’s famous diary when she lived in the attic but the exhibition also gives more details about those who helped support the families’ survival in the attic, and those who betrayed them.
Photos from the Frank family albums are combined with historical images from the period. These photographs illustrate what life was like for the Frank family and millions of other Jews and persecuted minorities in Nazi-occupied Europe. The exhibit includes entries from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl in which she describes her life in hiding and her impressions of the events taking place in the outside world.This exhibit is a celebration of her birth, life and legacy.
This program is sponsored by our Community Partners: SMU Embry Human Rights Program and the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.
The Anne Frank Story: An Exhibition
June 4 through June 30, 2012 in the DHM/CET Theater; free with paid admission to the Museum
Anne Frank’s story is powerful because it is personal. The journal she kept for more than two years describes a life in hiding yet full of hope. It tells us not only how war affected a nation, but how it affected a family.
Photos ©AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel
The Anne Frank Story is developed by the Anne Frank Center USA in association with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. All rights reserved. This exhibit loan to the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance is made possible through a generous grant from the Anne Frank Fonds, Basel and through the support of the Anne Frank Center USA.