2008-03-12

Anne Frank exhibits & events at public library

“Anne Frank: A History for Today” Exhibit at the Athens-Clarke County Library

“Anne Frank: A History for Today” chronicles the Holocaust through the eyes of Anne Frank and her family. The goal of the exhibit is to confront issues of prejudice and intolerance and to educate young people about the positive values of diversity.

The opening reception for the “Anne Frank: A History for Today” exhibit at the Athens-Clarke County Library will be Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. in the Library’s Auditorium.

The opening reception will feature guest speaker Dr. Leon Bass, who served in a segregated African-American unit of the US Army in WWII and assisted with the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp. The opening will also include tours of the exhibit, music and refreshments. The exhibit’s visitors will have the opportunity to view a short film, “The Short Life of Anne Frank.”

The Library is hosting additional programs in conjunction with this exhibit, including film screenings and lectures. Bibliographies of books, films and other materials related to the exhibit will also be available.

As part of the exhibit, the Library is also collecting a written account of how people respond to learning about Anne Frank's life. If you would like to submit your own experience, please fill out the form on the exhibit’s Web page: http://www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/events/af_exhibit.html


EXHIBIT EVENTS



Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. – Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., In Auditorium—Speaker, George Stern: “One Survivor’s Story”

Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., In Auditorium—iFilms: “Paragraph 175”

Tuesday, March 25 at 12:15 p.m., In Small Conference Room—Lecture: “History of the Holocaust”

Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m., In Auditorium—iFilms: “Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII”

Thursday, March 27 – Last Day of Exhibit


This exhibit was made possible by State Representative Bob Smith in conjunction with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Athens Regional Library System. The opening reception will be hosted by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library

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