Anne Frank exhibition
The Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition is open at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
It opened last week, the same week that she was transported with her family to Auschwitz 68 years ago.
The family’s location had been betrayed after more than two years spent hiding in a small annex, and they were arrested.
On September 3, 1944, the group was taken to Auschwitz – by the end of 1945 there was only one survivor.
The story of Anne and her family is the uniting thread running through the exhibition, which is open until October 22. It includes photographs of the Frank family and the other occupants of the secret annex. It shows how people were persecuted by political decisions and the actions of individuals.
Entries from Anne’s famous diary, now translated into 70 languages, help to tell the story: ‘‘I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone, are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago!’’
The touring exhibition, created by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, ends its two-anda-half year run in Auckland.