Louth County Libraries and the Anne Frank Trust UK will present this renowned and thought provoking exhibition at Dundalk Branch Library from September 17th-October 19th 2013.
Anne Frank is one of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust. She gained international fame posthumously following the publication of her diary which documents her experiences in hiding during the German occupation of Holland in World War Two.
‘Anne Frank + You’ is presented by the Anne Frank Trust UK. It is a multimedia exhibition presenting contemporary issues, including racism in football, the right to wear religious symbols and bullying. It brings Anne Frank’s voice firmly into the 21st Century, with contrasting interviews with modern day teenagers.
The exhibition includes an almost life sized replica of Anne’s room in the Secret Annexe; replica artefacts from Anne’s life and the Holocaust; the chilling genocide wall with powerful film footage; poignant pieces of Anne’s writing set against powerful graphic imagery of the social issues affecting us all in modern society and the “Anne Frank Photo Album” featuring newly discovered photographs of Anne and her sister Margot.
Bernadette Fennell, Louth County Librarian said “Anne Frank’s story is one of the most tragic and inspirational to have emerged from the Second World War and it is a great honour for Louth County Libraries to host this exhibition. The exhibition remains relevant in the modern world because it explores themes such as human rights and tolerance that are still so important in today’s society. I’m sure the exhibition will prove insightful and educational to all who view it”.
There are a series of events planned in the library to coincide with the exhibition including creative writing workshops for invited classes with Brenda Finegan from The Write Space. Lynn Jackson from Holocaust Education Trust Ireland will deliver a workshop for Transition Year students covering an overview of the Holocaust. Yanky Fachler,Chair of the Jewish Historical Society of Ireland, will give a public talk on ‘Anne Frank and the Irish Dimension’.
This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme as awarded by the County Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.
The exhibition is suitable for adults and children age 10+ (5th class onwards). The exhibition will be open during normal library opening hours.
School /Group tours are by appointment only. Bookings will open from 9am on September 2nd on a first come first served basis.
Admission is free.
For more information or to book please contact Amanda Branigan at Dundalk Branch Library. Tel: 042-9324321 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org