ANNE FRANK: A History For Today
January 13, 2017 – February 12, 2017
Developed by the Anne Frank House and presented in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA.
Anne Frank: A History for Today, an international traveling exhibition curated by the Anne Frank Center in New York, portrays the moving story of Anne Frank, a young, courageous Jewish girl who gained international fame after the posthumous publication of her diary written while she and her family were in hiding during World War II. The true story of Anne Frank serves as a powerful symbol and a role model for today. Her insights and courage continue to inspire students, educators, and citizens more than 60 years after her diary was first published.
This exhibit is designed to:
Challenge visitors to think about concepts such as tolerance, mutual respect, human rights, and democracy.
Inspire communities to use the past as a tool for improving their city’s future.
Help visitors understand that change in our society does not come about by itself. We all need to make a personal commitment to make our community and our world a better place.
Exhibitions from the Anne Frank Center have traveled throughout the country since 1985, and continue to be in high demand in cities across the United States and Europe. This exhibit was presented in Jacksonville in 1993 with an attendance of 35,000 over four weeks. Its broad appeal and continued relevance in the 21st century serves as the catalyst for its return to Jacksonville for a new generation of citizens to view and experience. Due to the exhibition’s important message, admission to the Museum will be free during the month that it is presented.*
Liberator: Florida Blue
Bridgebuilder: Interline Brands; The Delores Barr Weaver Fund, WJCT Ellipse
Peacemaker: DuBow Family Foundation, Inc.; Fanny Landwirth Foundation; Spark, Inc.; Stein Mart, Inc./Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust; The Gottlieb Family; Times-Union Media
Heroes: The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; Dan and Cindy Edelman; PGA TOUR; Mr. Ryan A. Schwartz; WJXT Channel 4
Friends Of Anne Frank: Beaver Street Foundation, Inc.; Bestbet; Reed and Katie Colley; Jacksonville Human Rights Commission; Jacksonville Public Library; Jacksonville Urban League; Jewish Community Foundation of NE FL, Inc.; Jewish Family & Community Services; The Main Street America Group; Ritz Theatre and La Villa Museum; RSC Consulting