Thursday, 29 July 2010

Anne Frank exhibition

The Anne Frank exhibition, which is touring Northern Ireland is currenly at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey and will be here until 29 September.  Anne Frank was one of so many Jewish chidlren who were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust and this is her story. 

The exhibition is the work of the Anne Frank Trust UK in partnership with the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and includes a near-life-size replica of Anne's room in hiding and a virtual tour of 'the secret annexe'.  It is well worth seeeing and it addresses a variety of moral questions.

I spoke at the launch and the main speaker was Gilliam Walnes MBE, the director and co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK.  The chairman for the evening was Gerald Steinberg, president of Northern Ireland Friends of Israel and vice-chair of the Belfast Jewish Community.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for coming along and giving the event such warm support. It was an amazing turn out, and you eloquently summarised the importance of the exhibition and the need for exploration of its key messages. Thanks also for supporting the exhibition at the Spectrum Centre earlier in the summer. What an achievement it would be if we could cement this excellent work and move towards the establishment of a permanent Anne Frank Trust (UK) office in Northern Ireland. An exciting goal!

    With very best wishes,

    Steve Nimmons
    Special Advisor (Northern Ireland), Anne Frank Trust UK.