Tuesday 11 Dec 2018

‘Let Me Be Myself’ The Life Story of Anne Frank

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The educational exhibition  ‘Let Me Be Myself’ - The Life Story of Anne Frank tells the story of Anne Frank and the Holocaust and it challenges the visitors to reflect on more general subjects like identity, prejudice and discrimination. The exhibition was launched officially in 2015 and since then it is the centre piece of the international outreach work of the Anne Frank House.

Historical Content

The historical part of ‘Let Me Be Myself’ 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. 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, in Germany the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually culminating into the Holocaust.

Several modules in the exhibition show images of the house in the centre of Amsterdam in which the Frank family hid for more than two years. These modules also contain images and texts about the outside world of that time: the Netherlands under Nazi occupation, the deportations and the concentration camps.

Anne Frank Today

The contemporary part of the exhibition contains stories of young people today. It explores four general themes that are drawn from the story of Anne Frank:

  • Identity: How do you perceive your own identity? Is it different from how others perceive you?
  • Individuals as group members: What groups do you belong to? How do others categorise you?
  • Discrimination: What happens if you are not accepted by others?
  • Response: What can we do against discrimination?


The exhibition is organised in Nicosia by The Embassy of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Opening dates and times:

Tuesday 7 November –  Saturday 19 November 2017    

Opening hours: daily (Mon-Sat) from 09:00 – 17:00 (Sundays closed)

“Thalassa”, Ayia Napa Municipal Museum, Kriou Nerou Street 14

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