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This summer, learn about a young girls coming of age in a time of terror at the Fort la Reine Museum

Anne Frank:A History For Today, an international travelling exhibit from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, will be on exhibit at the Fort la Reine Museum opening June 5th, until September 3rd, 2017.

On July 6, 1942 Anne Frank, just 13 year of age, became a fugitive, was joined by her parents and her sister, and hidden away in a secret factory annex in Amsterdam. Their decision to hide was prompted by Germanys invasion of Holland in May 1940, and Germanys increasingly aggressive actions of apprehending and imprisoning Jews to concentration camps. The Franks were later joined by four other fugitives andhid for two years until August 4,1944 when the hidden annex and its occupants were discovered and apprehended by the German police.

Tragically, Anne Frank did not survive the war, and died at the age of 15 in the winter of 1945 at the Nazi Concentration Camp Bergen-Belsen. During her time of hiding, Anne Frank kept a diary, which has survived to become a powerful symbol of a young girls optimism and vision for a better world as she came of age in a time of terror. Her story is the experience of a young Jewish girl, growing up within the inhumanity of the Holocaust. Her Father, the sole survivor of her family, managed to get an edited version of Anne Franks diary published in Europe in 1947.

The Title, A History for Today, reflects on the possibility that what happened to Anne Frank could happen again today, unless we learn from our historical past, and evolve beyond the practice of discimination, violations of human rights, and foster tolerance and inclusiveness in our communities and government.

This exhibition aims to increase youth and public knowledge about the events of the second World War, the Holocaust, and Anne Frank. This exhibit also touches on the Canadian participation in the Second World War in Europe. as told through the story of Canadian soldiers, dealing with themes of discrimination , Canadas role in major battles, POW experiences, liberation of Nazi camps, war brides, increasing Canadians knowledge about Canadas history and role.

Anne Frank: A History For Today, will be presented at the Fort la Reine Museum from June 5th – October 1, 2017. Educational group tours will be provided by the Fort la Reine Museum for schools and groups with advanced reservations. Admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission.

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