Anne Frank exhibition opens at Newham Town Hall
PUBLISHED: 16:13 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:13 20 May 2013
A free exhibition telling the story of Holocaust victim Anne Frank opened at the Town Hall last week to promote tolerance in the borough.
Among the speakers at Newham Town Hall in East Ham was anti-racism campaigner Doreen Lawrence, West Ham United chairman David Gold, Anne Frank Trust UK Co-Founder Gillian Walnes MBE, and Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales.
The Anne Frank (+ You) exhibition, which runs until June 6, is described as a “dramatic multi-media experience” aimed at children and young people featuring a near life-size replica of her bedroom in the Secret Annexe where the Frank family hid from the Nazis for two years.
Launched on Wednesday, the display also includes newly-discovered photographs of Anne and her sister Margot with film footage and historical artefacts.
The Young Mayor of Newham Rebekah Dike represented the borough’s students alongside Esther Olusanya, a school ambassador from Kingsford Community School in Beckton who will be one of the trained visitor guides from local schools.
The Mayor said the exhibition gave a “powerful insight” into Anne’s experience while the Young Mayor added: “Anne Frank’s diary sends a strong message to all of us, something that I am sure we are all able to learn from.”
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