Anne Frank

A History for Today

This is Annelies “Anne” Frank
She lived in Amsterdam, Holland and, like many teenage girls, she kept a diary. In it she wrote of her family and friends, about fashion, music, film stars and boys. And how for two years making the slightest noise would lead to her certain murder.

All are welcome to come along and see an acclaimed exhibition by The Anne Frank Trust, organised by Hartlepool Trades Union Council, supported by UNISON Hartlepool LG, Radio Hartlepool and Hartlepool College Of Further Education Monday 24th June 2013 to Friday 5th July 2013, 9.00am – 4.00pm* at Hartlepool College of Further Education, Stockton Street, Hartlepool TS24 7NT
*Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm Sunday closed

Anne Frank: A History for Today charts the rise of Fascism in Nazi Germany and the persecution of Jewish people which forced the Frank family to leave their home in Germany and to flee to Holland before the start of the war. When German forces invaded Holland, for two years Anne was one of eight people cramped into a tiny “Secret Annexe” to avoid the certain death that awaited Jews. Anne kept a diary detailing her views and recording a life mixed with hope for the future and the constant fear that even the slightest noise would alert the Germans. Saved from the Gestapo, after the war the diary was returned to Otto Frank, Anne’s father and the only inhabitant of the Annexe to survive the camps. Published in 1947, the book has been translated into most languages and is widely known as “The Diary of Anne Frank”. This large-scale display details the remarkable life, spirit and optimism of Anne Frank. Discover her happy and comfortable childhood and her years of hiding in darkness and silence. Share her betrayal and capture, and learn about her tragic death aged only 15 in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in March 1945, just weeks before it was liberated by British troops.

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