Let me be myself, the life story of Anne Frank: exhibition to open in Wanneroo


The Wanneroo Library and Cultural centre will host a travelling exhibition about Anne Frank. Picture: collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)
The Wanneroo Library and Cultural centre will host a travelling exhibition about Anne Frank. Picture: collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)

A TRAVELLING exhibition about Anne Frank will open in Wanneroo this week.

The City of Wanneroo’s Gallery will host the ‘Let me be myself, the life story of Anne Frank’ exhibition that tells the story of the Jewish girl who went into hiding during World War II to escape from the Nazi movement.

Together with seven other people, she hid for more than two years in a secret annex in Amsterdam.

The exhibition was compiled in Amsterdam and tells her personal story in the historical context of her time.

It also highlights the relevance of her story in contemporary society, particularly in relation to prejudice, discrimination and exclusion.

The free exhibition from November 10 to December 22 includes a booklet about the rise of Nazism, a yellow six-pointed star which Jewish people were forced to wear and a model of the Frank family’s hiding place.

The display also features a replica of the original hand-written diary Anne received on her 13th birthday and is supported by a 25 minute video.

What: ‘Let me be myself, the life story of Anne Frank’ exhibition
When: November 10- December 22, 10am-4pm on Mondays to Saturdays
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo
More: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery

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