Event: Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank
Date: 23 January 2024 - 21 March 2024
Venue: Main Library, University of Malta, Msida campus
World-famous exhibition at UM Library starting 23 January 2024
Many have heard about the sixteen-year-old girl who left a long-lasting legacy through her diary during the Second World War, and her interesting life sparks an interest not just in those who are well-versed in history but in all whose hearts have been touched by her story. But how many have insight into the issues of identity, prejudice, and discrimination that she and her family faced?
The University of Malta Library in collaboration with The Tayar Foundation is hosting the exhibition, Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank, which shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
Each of the thirty-four exhibition panels contains key images and texts about the world that surrounded Anne Frank: from the rise of Hitler, to the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.
Visitors can also view a facsimile of her diary that culminated in what has become one of the most famous and well-read books ever.
The exhibition will run from 23 January 2024 until 21 March 2024 at the UM Library. Entrance is free.
The Tayar Foundation aims to safeguard Jewish heritage in the Maltese Islands, raising awareness about the communities that lived in the archipelago, and promoting the knowledge of Jewish history as a whole.
The Foundation has also created a highly immersive digital experience available to thousands of local school children remotely.
For more information, visit the Jewish Heritage Malta website.