Anne Frank + You is the title of a travelling exhibition being brought to the Island (Corrin Hall, Peel Cathedral) by the Sub Dean of St Germans Cathedral for a month between 4-29 March 2010.
Starting from Anne Frank’s writings and experiences, the exhibition is a journey of self exploration for the visitor.
Themes that Anne wrote about in her diary, such as racial hatred, war and conflict and the value of democracy and freedom, are presented in an up to date and contemporary fashion, along with filmed interviews with teenagers discussing their own views, concerns and hopes for the future.
Anne Frank + You was launched in 2005 to give Anne Frank’s story and message a current profile for today. It has a strong focus on the issues of identity and moral choice we face in the twenty first century. It is suitable for adults and children from age 10 upwards.
The exhibition includes:
The Anne Frank photo album featuring poignant photos of Anne and her sister Margot
Replica artefacts from Anne’s life and the Holocaust
The chilling ‘genocide tunnel’
A near-life-size replica of Anne’s bedroom in the Secret Annexe
An interactive virtual tour of the Secret Annexe in Amsterdam, where the Frank family hid for over two years
Powerful graphic imagery of the social issues affecting us in today’s society, encouraging us to consider the similarities between the hopes, dreams and fears of Anne Frank and today’s young people.
The Anne Frank + You exhibition has always been a highly valued vehicle for explaining to the value of democracy and a civil society. At the same time it aims to encourage the building of a socially cohesive and responsible community.