The Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition, Gold Coast

The Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition, Gold Coast

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Posted 2015-10-14 by Susan Jacksonfollow

Mon 26 Oct 2015 - Tue 01 Dec 2015


Let Me Be Myself – the Story of Anne Frank, is a travelling exhibition, touring Australia. It tells the story and historical context of Anne Frank , a young Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family during the Second World War, to escape the Nazis. Now 70 years after her death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the exhibition comes to Australia and will be displayed on the Gold Coast at the Katranski Community Hall, behind the Gold Coast's only orthodox synagogue, in Surfers Paradise.

Anne Frank is known for her world famous diary, The Diary of Anne Frank, which was written while living in occupied Holland. When the Frank family went into hiding, along with four others, they hid in the annex of Otto Frank's office building in Amsterdam, in the heart of the city. During their time in hiding, Anne Frank kept a diary in which she shared her thoughts and feelings. Their hiding place was betrayed in the August of 1944 and the eight people were taken to different concentration camps. Only Otto was to survive. Anne had wanted her diary to be published after the war and Otto fulfilled his daughter's wish. The diary of Anne Frank was published in the Netherlands on 25 June 1947.


"Let Me Be Myself" contains seven historical modules, which tell the personal story of Anne Frank. The link between the story of the Frank family and the important historical events of the time offers easy to understand connections between the "small" and "big " history, as you view the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one young person.

The exhibition can be viewed at: The Karanski Community Hall, 35 Markwell Ave., in Surfers Paradise, from Monday 26 October through to Thursday 1 December. Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation, with guided viewing available to schools and groups. For appointments, contact (07) 55701851, E: [email protected]. For more details of the exhibition, visit www.annefrank.org.au .

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