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Anne Frank Photobook

November 20th, 2011

Anne Frank Photobook

Press Release Anne Frank Photo Book


INTRODUCTION

Anne Frank is world famous. Millions of people from all over the world have read her diary. The Anne Frank Foundation promotes Anne Frank and her mental legacy. The travelling exhibition ‘Anne Frank — A History for Today’ is by far the most visited Dutch exhibition in the world. My interest in the persecution of the Jews in general — and that of Anne Frank in particular — has gradually developed. In 1994-1996, I took part in volunteer projects in the former concentration camps — Sachsenhausen and Dachau — in Germany. During these activities, I was deeply afflicted by the contrast between the present silence in the former concentration camps and the past suffering of the prisoners who had been held captive here during the war. What afflicted me more than anything, however, was the cruelty of the Nazi regime
— and the extent of that cruelty. In particular, I found one of the most shocking things as the sight...