Anne Frank – A History For Today tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Anne didn’t just keep a diary. She also wrote tales and planned to publish a book about her time in the Secret Annex. After the war, Otto Frank fulfilled her wish. Since then, Anne Frank's diary has been translated into more than 70 languages. Discover the story behind the diary of Anne Frank.
Run Length: October 15 - November 21, 2019. Viewing times are Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10am - 5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 2:30 - 5pm (to accommodate school group viewings).
Please note that the Museum is open on Remembrance Day from 11:30am - 2pm.
With this exhibition the Anne Frank House aims to:
- Inform visitors about the history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family;
- Show visitors that cultural, ethnic, religious and political differences between people exist in every society. In many countries there are groups who consider themselves superior and deny others the right to equal treatment. Such views can lead to discrimination, exclusion, persecution and even murder;
- Challenge visitors to think about concepts such as tolerance, mutual respect, human rights and democracy;
- Help visitors to understand that a society where differences between people are respected does not come about by itself. Legislation is of course necessary, but people also have to make a personal commitment.
This international exhibition has travelled all over the world, and is presented more than 300 times per year. Join us at the Lennox and Addington County Museum to learn more about this courageous family during the darkest times of World War Two. Find out more.