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Stratford students visit holocaust exhibition

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:57 12 May 2015

Stratford School Academy students visited an Anne Frank exhibition

Stratford School Academy students visited an Anne Frank exhibition

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Stratford students marked 70 years since the end of the Second World War and the Holocaust this month by attending an exhibition based on Anne Frank.

Year nine students from Stratford School Academy visited the Anne Frank + You exhibition in White Chapel on April 30 and May 1.

Anne Frank, a German-Jewish teenager forced to go into hiding in an annexe above her father’s office in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, is most famous for her diary which chronicles this time.

Students from the Grosvenor Road school saw a replica of both Anne’s diary and the secret annexe.

They also had the opportunity to ask questions about Anne’s life, the holocaust and her diary.

The exhibition, which runs until May 31 at the Idea Store in Whitechapel Road, focuses on Anne’e early life, her family and their journey during the Holocaust and explores issues such as racism, war and gang rivalry.

“My experience was amazing,” student Dhruvi Patel said.

“I learnt about Anne Frank’s life. It reminds me of how fortunate we are living in a diverse society today.”

The exhibition is free to attend.

For more information, visit annefrank.org.uk/exhibition


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