The Cenicero House of Culture “Las Monjas” hosted between January 17 and February 1, 2020 the traveling exhibition “Ana Frank, una historia vigente”. This is an official exhibition of the Anne Frank House, an independent and non-profit organization founded by Otto Frank, Ana’s father, in 1957. This organization is responsible for managing and opening the building where Anne Frank hid. and to spread its history worldwide.
The inauguration will take place this Friday, January 17, at 8:00 p.m., and the opening hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free and for all audiences.
The exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank in the context of the Holocaust and World War II. The exhibition is available in different versions, similar in content, but different in design and scale. Generally, it remains open to the public for two to four weeks and has a catalog, DVD discs and a manual for guides. In many countries, the exhibition has led to follow-up activities such as teacher training courses, theater presentations and educational projects for students.
Anne Frank (12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the 1947 publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s best-known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
The Anne Frank exhibition is aimed primarily at young people between 11 and 18 years old. In many countries, young people act as guides after receiving special training on the content of the exhibition. In addition, they learn to communicate their content to people of the same age and to present more general issues such as tolerance and discrimination.