The Life Story of Anne Frank: “Let me be Myself”
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cyprus, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Municipality of Paralimni organize the photo exhibition The Life Story of Anne Frank: “Let me be myself” which will be hosted at the Municipal Hall of Paralimni from Saturday 5 November 2022 until Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
The opening ceremony will be held by the Mayor of Paralimni, Mr. Theodoros Pyrillis, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ms. Elke Merks-Schaapveld, on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Paralimni Town Hall.
Dates and hours of operation:
Saturday 5 November 2022 – Tuesday 15 November 2022
Monday – Friday 08:00-14:30 and Saturday and Sunday 09:00-13:00.
The educational exhibition Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank tells the story of Anne Frank and the Holocaust and challenges visitors to consider more general issues such as identity, prejudice and discrimination.
The historical part of the “Let Me Be Myself” exhibition helps visitors identify with Anne Frank’s personal story. Large-scale photographs depict Anna’s happy early childhood in Frankfurt, and then the family’s migration to Amsterdam.
In a sequential manner, the exhibition connects the personal history of the Frank family with the important historical events of the time: the rise of the Nazis, Germany’s isolation and discrimination against the Jewish population, culminating in the Holocaust.
Some sections of the exhibition contain images of the house in the center of Amsterdam where the Frank family hid for more than two years. These sections also contain pictures and texts about the outside world of that time: they show the Netherlands under Nazi occupation, the deportations and the concentration camps.
Anne Frank today
The contemporary section of the exhibition includes stories of young people today. It explores four general themes drawn from the story of Anne Frank:
• Identity: how do we perceive our own identity? Is it different from how others perceive us?
• Individuals as group members: which group do we belong to? How do others describe us?
• Discrimination? What happens when others don’t accept us?
• Response: What can we do against discrimination?
Start date / End date: 8-15 November 2022
Start time/End time: Monday – Friday 08:00-14:30 and Saturday – Sunday 09:00-13:00