Anne Frank ex­hi­bi­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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