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12/30/2019 Member News

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank Exhibition Opening at The Florida Holocaust Museum

 

The story of Anne Frank presented in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination 

December 23, 2019 [St. Petersburg, FL] -- The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to present the exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank. The exhibition opening event and dessert reception will take place at the Museum on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Anne's experiences connect deeply with today's youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter. This exhibition will also feature a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Frank's hiding place, the "Secret Annex."

 

Making use of large size pictures, the exhibition shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.

The opening reception is free for The FHM members or $9 general admission. RSVPs are required via https://bookwhen.com/floridaholocaustmuseum/e/ev-seos-20200125190000 or 727.820.0100 x301. Seating is limited!

 

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank opens to the public on January 25, 2020 and is on display through January 24, 2021.

 

Developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam.

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/event/let-me-be-myself-the-life-story-of-anne-frank-opening-reception/

 

About The Florida Holocaust Museum

One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org

Photos and credits



Margot Frank and Anne Frank. 

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam



Anne Frank. 

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam



Anne Frank. 

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam