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Anne Frank – A History for Today

Special Exhibition

Anne Frank – A History for Today

March 4 to April 25, 2021

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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About the Exhibition

Seventy-six years after her death, Anne Frank lives on through her famous diary, in which she confided her thoughts and feelings as a Jewish teenager forced into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. But Anne’s story, like the circumstances that led to the Holocaust, began before her family took refuge in the secret annex in 1942.

This panel exhibition juxtaposes personal photographs, stories and diary entries, as well as one original artifact and two reproductions, with a timeline of the Nazis’ escalating persecution of Jewish people. Anne and most of her family died in the Holocaust. Her story continues to resonate today.

A travelling exhibition developed by the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and presented by the Canadian War Museum.


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Virtual Opening

This event is hosted by Caroline Dromaguet, Acting President and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, with insights from special guests:

Floralove Katz and the Ottawa Klezmer Band,

Her Excellency Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Canada,

Holocaust survivor Elly Bollegraaf,

Three students from St. Mary’s High School in Calgary, and

Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.


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Photo at top of page:
Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam).