Anne Frank House Exhibition: Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank
From 31 October to 4 November 2017, UNESCO HQ
UNESCO, the Delegation of the Netherlands to UNESCO and the Anne Frank House will present the exhibition “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank” to UNESCO Headquarters during the 39th session of the General Conference. The exhibition highlights the life of Anne Frank from her childhood, life in hiding during the Holocaust, until her death at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The exhibition connects her life story to modern experiences of discrimination and exclusion, based on interviews with youths with diverse backgrounds and identities.
Since its world premiere in 2015 in Canberra, Australia the Anne Frank House’s exhibition “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank” has been on display in several countries worldwide.
On large picture panels, the exhibition presents the life of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 and relates her personal life story to the historical context of Hitler’s rise to power, World War II and the persecution of the Jews. One third of the exhibition is dedicated to contemporary stories of discrimination and exclusion, giving the voice to youths from various backgrounds and with diverse identities. Through photos and interviews, the visitors learn about how these young people see themselves, how they are viewed by society and what role prejudices play in their daily lives.
The exhibition is presented as part of the UNESCO General Conference intersectoral side event on the prevention of violent extremism, which will take place on 3 November 2017.