Anne Frank + You Exhibition open to the public

Published Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Anne Frank
Anne Frank

The thought-provoking Anne Frank + You exhibition returns to Rotherham from today (February 22, 2018).

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during World War Two to escape from the Nazis and became famous for the diaries she kept about her experiences.  After a highly successful visit to Rotherham in 2016, the national exhibition which focuses on Anne Frank’s life and times, will be once again be opening to the public and schools of Rotherham.  
The free exhibition is available to view at Rotherham Council’s Riverside Library Gallery. It draws on themes from Anne’s diary such as racial hatred and the value of freedom to create an exhibition which takes visitors on a journey of self-exploration – as well as portraying the story of Anne.
Visitors will be able to see personal photos of Anne and her sister Margot; replica artefacts from Anne’s life and the Holocaust as well as powerful imagery of the social issues affecting us in modern Britain. 
The exhibition is open until April 7 2018. Admission for schools is 9.30am – 3pm Monday to Friday and it will open to the public from 3.30pm until the library closing time (times vary – more information is on the libraries web pages) or anytime during library opening hours during the school holidays (26 March – 6 April). On Saturdays the exhibition will be open to the public 9am – 4pm. 
The Rotherham exhibition also has teenage ambassadors who have been trained as guides to assist with the school visits. 
One of the 2016 volunteers, Moneeb Malik from Oakwood Academy, said: “The Anne Frank exhibition was a great experience for us - it was a pleasure to do this and pass on our knowledge to the students from Herringthorpe Junior School.”

Ambassadors Rhianna and Lily, from Thrybergh School, added: “We have had a good experience being Anne Frank Ambassadors. We feel privileged to tell her story.” 
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said: “If you didn’t get a chance to see this exhibition when it came to Rotherham two years ago, then this is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Anne Frank and how the messages of the past still apply today.
“Once again I would like to thank our teenage ambassadors who will be on hand to provide valuable information to schools who visit the exhibition.”

Meanwhile, on Sunday 18 March, Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh will be giving a not-to-be-missed talk at Riverside House Cafe. 

Find out more about the Arek Hersh talk

Learn more about Anne Frank + You

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