May 06

Anne Frank Exhibition visits Manchester 11-22 May


An acclaimed exhibition from The Anne Frank Trust will be visiting Central Library from 11 – 22 May.

The ‘A History for Today’ exhibition covers themes such as the history of the Frank family, the introduction of the racist Nazi state and the victims and appalling consequences of the Holocaust.

The exhibition places the complex historical events of the Holocaust against the backdrop of the life of one inspirational young person – enabling visitors to grasp the human consequences of persecution and war.

The exhibition will be open for general viewing by library users throughout this time and will be hosted in the City Library area, on the lower ground floor.

The Anne Frank Trust staff will also work with Manchester Libraries to deliver workshops to school groups, for pupils aged 10+.

Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “We are honoured to work with the Anne Frank Trust to bring this hugely important exhibition to Manchester. ‘A History for Today’ challenges us to consider what we can and must do to continue to stand strongly against hatred, prejudice and discrimination.”

Shona Gibbs, Head of Education Delivery at the Anne Frank Trust, said: “We are delighted to showcase ‘A History for Today’ at Manchester Central Library and hope this creates a legacy of people working together to eradicate all forms of prejudice and discrimination.’