AnneFrank'sstory Toldin Exhibit

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AnneFrank'sstory Toldin Exhibit


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"I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."

From the first entry in Anne Frank's Diary, June 12, 1942

In 1942, on the occasion of her 13th birthday, Anne Frank received a small, cloth-covered diary. According to the earliest entries, the aspiring young writer was thrilled with the chance to write down her innermost thoughts and dreams.

Unknowingly, and with eloquence beyond her years, Anne Frank proceeded to document one of the most horrifying series of events known to mankind: the elimination of Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II.

"Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" was first published in 1947. It has since been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world. Anne's wise observations and heartfelt descriptions of her

yearnings and worries still resonate with readers more than 60 years later.

Through the writings of this young teenager, the world has been given a window into the everyday life of the Frank family as they hid for two years in the cramped quarters of a musty attic in Amsterdam.

Elmhurst Historical Museum shares Anne's story through a national traveling exhibition, "Anne Frank: A History for Today," which is on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Feb. 1 to March 27, at the museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst.

This traveling exhibit from the Anne Frank Center USA tells the story of the Holocaust through photos from the Frank family scrapbook, excerpts from Anne's diary, and images of the historical events that took place around them during the turbulence of World War II. …

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