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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Library welcomes Anne Frank + You

Published 25/09/2013|05:20

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Amanda Branigan and Chairman of Louth County Council Declan Breathnach at the launch of ‘Anne Frank + You’ at Dundalk Library.

ONE of the world's most tragic yet thought-provoking tales has spread its reach to Louth with the arrival of the 'Anne Frank + You' exhibition at Dundalk Library.

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The exhibition, which opened last Tuesday and will run until October 19, recounts the story of one of the Holocaust's most famous victims, Anne Frank. Anne became a household name after her death following the publication of her diary which documents her experiences in hiding during the German occupation of Holland in World War Two.

The exhibition is a multimedia experience that includes an almost life-size replica of Anne's room in the secret annexe; replica artefacts from Anne's life and the Holocaust; the chilling genocide wall with powerful film footage; poignant pieces of Anne's writing set against powerful graphic imagery of the social issues affecting us all in modern society and a photo album featuring newly discovered photographs of Anne and her sister Margot.

'This eagerly anticipated exhibit which we are proud to host brings Anne Frank's voice firmly into the 21st Century with an all new and updated multimedia exhibition presenting Anne's story alongside contemporary issues, including racism in football, the right to wear religious symbols and bullying', said Amanda Branigan, Senior Executive Librarian, Louth County Libraries. 'Tragic, yet inspirational – the story remains ever more relevant in today's world as it explores themes such as human rights and tolerance. There are potent insights and an education for everyone who can visit us.'

Chairman of Louth County Council Declan Breathnach described the exhibition as 'one of the most impressive historical shows ever to come to Louth' and said it was sure to stir the hearts and minds of those who visit it.

The exhibition is suitable for adults and children age ten and over (fifth class onwards). It will will be open during normal library opening hours. School/group tours are by appointment only.

Admission is free. For more information or to book, contact Amanda Branigan at Dundalk Branch Library on (042) 9324321 or at libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

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