Exhibition: “Your Anne. A girl writes history”

Exhibition with supporting program

Free viewing: February 15 and 22


Exhibition: “Your Anne. A girl writes history”

The touring exhibition “Deine Anne.Ein Mädchen schreibt Geschichte” will be back at the Villa Seligmann for a period of four weeks. The exhibition is being shown in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the Rudolf von Bennigsen Foundation, the Bergen Belsen Memorial and the Anne Frank Center in Berlin. It will be open to school classes at Villa Seligmann from February 7 to March 7. The classes are guided through the exhibition by specially trained pupils, the so-called exhibition guides. They are encouraged to engage intensively with Anne Frank’s personal history, the history of National Socialism, the Holocaust and the Second World War.

As part of the exhibition, a series of events will be held for interested members of the public.

February 07: Exhibition opening

February 14: “ISIDOR – A Jewish Life.” Reading and discussion with Shelly Kupferberg

February 21: “Jewish now! Young Jews about their lives in Germany.” Reading and discussion with Andrea von Treuenfeld and Esther Belgorodski

February 28 “Jewish pop music today.” Musical salon talk with Masha Ray, Noam Bar and Ben Salomo

A free viewing of the exhibition will be possible on February 15 and 22 at 1:30 pm.
Participants can explore the exhibition individually (without a guided tour). Pupils will be available in the exhibition to talk about their work as exhibition guides. They will guide a total of 45 school classes through the exhibition in February 2024. The exhibition guides will be happy to give you an insight into the methods of the peer guide model and answer any questions you may have about the exhibition.

Admission to all fringe events is free. Registration via the Friedrich Naumann Foundation website is required.

To the exhibition “Deine Anne:

The diary of the Jewish girl Anne Frank (1929-1945) is a symbol of the genocide of the Jews by the National Socialists and an intimate document of the life and thoughts of a young writer.

In the exhibition, large picture walls tell the story of her life and times: from her early years in Frankfurt am Main and her escape from the National Socialists, to her time in Amsterdam – a happy childhood and difficult time in hiding – to the last terrible seven months in the Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen camps. Many private photos provide an intimate insight into the lives of the Frank family and their friends. Anne Frank’s personal history is linked to the history of the Weimar Republic, National Socialism, the persecution of the Jews, the Holocaust and the Second World War.

In addition to the perspective of the persecuted and their helpers, the perspective of followers and perpetrators is also presented. Based on quotes from Anne Frank’s diary, the exhibition directly addresses young people with questions about identity, group membership and discrimination: Who am I? Who are we? Who do I exclude? Short films with young people encourage discussion on these topics. Based on the question “What can I achieve?”, the exhibition encourages people to get involved themselves.