Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank”

Exhibition Dates

Friday, 14th June 2019  –  Friday, 13th September 2019

10.00am – 4.30pm

Gold Coin Donation – All proceeds go to the Anne Frank Exhibition Australia

In 2015 the Anne Frank House introduced a new generation of traveling exhibitions: “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank”. Apart from the story of Anne Frank and the historical context of her time, it specifically highlights the contemporary relevance of the story of Anne Frank. The worldwide launch was held in Canberra, Australia.

“Let Me Be Myself” contains seven historical modules. The structure and design of this part of the exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank.

Large-size pictures show Anne’s happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding.

In a consequent manner the exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person.

To emphasise the chronological order of events.

The personal story of Anne Frank and the visitor is also confronted with the ‘big historical events’ of that time in the same panels. In this manner it is easy to understand the connections between the ‘small’ and ‘big’ history.


The first part of “Let me be myself”: The life story of Anne Frank, focuses on the story of Anne Frank. Large pictures are used to give an impression of her life, from her birth in Frankfurt in 1929 to her death in Bergen-Belsen in 1945. The personal story of Anne Frank is complemented by photographs and texts about the time in which she lived: the rise of the national socialists, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War. The historical panels are presented in a chronological order, which enables the visitors to easily connect the developments in Nazi Germany with the life of the Frank family.

Contemporary Subjects

The second part of the exhibition centers around contemporary subjects. Five colourful modules contemporise the story of Anne Frank, showing how it is still relevant in today’s society. With discrimination still taking place on a daily basis all over the world, the youngsters who are shown in the exhibition speak about themselves and how they deal with today’s prejudices and discrimination. The contemporary part is complemented by a short film.

The exhibition is supported by a 25-minute DVD

The Coal Creek Community Park & Museum Gallery is available for hire on a monthly basis. For more information please call Coal Creek on 5655 1811.