February 1 - March 31, 2010
Enter from Louisiana Blvd (Exhibit is an outside entrance ONLY next to Fuddruckers Restaurant)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
9:00 am- 7:00 pm Monday-Thursday
9:00 am- 5:00 pm Friday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm Saturday
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm Sunday
Free - Donations are appreciated
The life history of Anne Frank and her family is the leading thread running through this internationally acclaimed bilingual exhibit Anne Frank: A History for Today. The exhibit was created by the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam and is coordinated in the United States by the Anne Frank Center USA, New York.
The familyâ€™s story is juxtaposed against world events before, during and after the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. The exhibit includes photographs of the Frank family and the other occupants of the Secret Annex and shows how people were persecuted by political decisions and by the actions of individuals. Implicit in the exhibit are the themes of scapegoating, bullying, anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic cleansing and genocide.
The exhibition introduces visitors to the events leading up to World War II, and the government directed killing of Jews, Gypsies, the disabled, Slavs and others. The exhibit depicts individuals who chose to join the Nazi party and become perpetrators, those who were bystanders, as well as those who were willing to resist the Nazi tyranny.
Trained docents will challenge visitors to look for ways to resolve differences without violence and to learn about human rights laws and standards as defined by such documents as the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of Children.
Visitors will be inspired to learn about current events and take an active role in the community. The recurrent nature of prejudice, discrimination, violence and genocide means that each of us must work toward furthering a just, inclusive society.
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