“Anne,” a powerful new interactive exhibit about the life and legacy of Anne Frank, narrated by Academy Award® nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, recently opened at the Museum of Tolerance. Anne Frank is one of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Through the eloquence of her well-known writings (The Diary of a Young Girl), Frank has come to personify the inhumane wars and genocides that rob children of their childhoods, teenagers of their hopes and promise, and young adults of the possibility of having a family and raising children of their own.
In experiencing the exhibit, guests learn the details of Anne’s life in her own words as we witness her happy childhood, the ominous threat of the Nazis that forces her family and others into hiding, and finally, the arrest and imprisonment of everyone in the Secret Annex.
The exhibit culminates with the Interactive Action Lab where visitors are challenged to tackle some of the issues Anne addresses in her writing — issues still remarkably relevant today. As Anne herself said, “How wonderful it is that no one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance gratefully acknowledge the exclusive partnership and support of the Anne Frank Fonds, Basel Switzerland and the cooperation of the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Museum is located at Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 West Pico Blvd. (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive) in Los Angeles. For more information and tickets, visit museumoftolerance.com or call (310) 772-2505.