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Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank

Guided Education Visits

On display in the Caldwell Gallery

Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Morning and afternoon sessions

Free

Open to the general public

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition, Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank, aims to inform young people about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, and challenge them to explore subjects like identity, prejudice and discrimination. It also allows for open, moderated discussion, a better understanding of this time in history and how it is relevant to them.

This traveling exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank, from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. It shows the history of her time; the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.

It is also dedicated to the stories of young people today, how they view themselves and how others view them. By learning about Anne Frank’s life, young people can learn about subjects like identity, exclusion and discrimination.

It is also dedicated to the stories of young people today, how they view themselves and how others view them. By learning about Anne Frank’s life, young people can learn about subjects like identity, exclusion and discrimination.

Anne Frank. Image courtesy of photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam).
Anne Frank. Image courtesy of photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam). The photograph may only be reproduced with the copyright holder’s prior consent.

Free Guided Tour

Schools can book a free guided tour with a trained guide who will take them through the exhibition. This gives young people the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition and insights into Anne Frank’s life and the Holocaust.

After the tour, students can head to the dedicated break out space where students can discuss the exhibition.

Filled with personal photos and several objects on display, this temporary travelling exhibition is not be missed.

Learning outcomes

 

To inform: The effects of the Holocaust and World War Two

To show: That this should never happen again

To teach: Tolerance, human rights and democracy

To converse: About responsibility, standing up for what is right, how to deal with difficult and stressful circumstances.

Education resources

Important Information

  • Limited spaces available between Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020. 
  • One morning session and one afternoon session each day. Please note that visits can be booked to suit to allow for travel time.
  • Visit Duration: 1.5 hours plus time to explore the Museum afterwards.
  • Maximum group of 30 students.
  • Trained guides will be guiding each group.
  • Free of charge (koha appreciated)
Opening event of the 'Let me be myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank' exhibition at the Air Force Museum in 2018.

Contact

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg, Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343 9517    Email: education@airforcemuseum.co.nz

This exhibition was created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and brought to New Zealand by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

Exhibition panel image and video from Let Me Be Myself - The life story of Anne Frank exhibition, courtesy of Anne Frank House.  

Image of school girls looking exhibition panels courtesy of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

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