The Millennium Library welcomes the acclaimed international travelling exhibit Anne Frank – A History for Today to Winnipeg, the first time the exhibit has travelled to Manitoba. Mayor Brian Bowman visited the exhibit from Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) which has travelled to more than 60 countries and tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
“Anne Frank’s ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ is a powerful, moving chronicle that has touched the lives of many in Canada,” said Mayor Bowman. “This story and this exhibit is a stark reminder of how important it is for us to embrace diversity, empathy, and dignity. It is also very fitting to host this exhibit right here in Winnipeg alongside the powerful messages of tolerance and inspiration of our very own Canadian Museum for Human Rights.”
Anne Frank was a Jewish teen who lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands, during World War II and is known for her ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’,published in 1947, thatchronicles her experiences during the two years she spent in hiding from the Nazis. Julie Couture, Coordinator of Canadian Projects of Anne Frank House, says that this exhibit aims to create a dialogue and discuss “issues that are still relevant in today’s world, such as discrimination and the importance of tolerance.”
The exhibit runs until September 3, 2016 and can be found on the second floor of Millennium Library at 251 Donald Street. Self-guided tours are available during the library’s open hours, or visitors can sign up to attend guided tours led by library staff trained by Anne Frank House. Guided tours of up to 90 minutes start with a viewing of the documentary film “The Short Life of Anne Frank” as well as a tour of the exhibit. Tours are available in either English or French and group bookings are available. Further information on tour schedules is available at winnipeg.ca/library.
Location: Millennium Library
Street: 251 Donald St.