LFPL Hosts Anne Frank Family Photo Album Exhibit

The Louisville Free Public Library will host the traveling exhibit Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album, developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA. The exhibit consists of 71 photographs compiled from the Frank family albums – many of which are rarely shown to the public – and will be on display at the Main Library, January 10 – February 27.

Just as in many families, the photo album of the Frank family begins with the birth of their first child. As an amateur photographer, Otto Frank has a single theme: the life and times of his daughters Anne and Margot. Nothing we see in Otto Frank’s photos reveals the horrors that Anne and her family will have to endure. What we now know about the fate of Anne Frank affects our perception of her book, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

Equally so, it is impossible to view the photos that portray her life with an impartial eye. The photos are reproductions from the Frank family albums, some of which have only recently been discovered. A 28-minute award-winning documentary film, “The Short Life of Anne Frank,” will also accompany this exhibit.

The exhibit is made possible through grants to the Library Foundation from Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence and Jewish Federation of Louisville.

On Sunday, January 31, at 2:30 p.m., the Main Library, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Louisville, will host a Fast Class entitled “Rebellion of Hope.” The program will be presented by Holocaust educators from Israel.

Additional Louisville Free Public Library programs include:

Project: Remember Anne Frank
Western Library, January 4-30
At the Western Library, there is a special book waiting to be filled with snapshots, memories, facts, writings, feelings, etc. about the extraordinary Anne Frank. So come join us all month long to remember the famous, whimsical and memorable girl from Diary of a Young Girl.  All ages

Kids Book Club discusses Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Thursday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. LFPL Main Branch

Fred Gross will speak about his book One Step Ahead of Hitler.
Fairdale Library, Thursday, February 18, 6-7 p.m.
Grades: 4 & up

Survivors and Victims – What children experienced during the Holocaust
Fern Creek Library, Thursday, February 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Through podcasts, YouTube videos and books, students will look at how the Holocaust happened and what children at that time experienced.  They will create an art piece representing their feelings about the Holocaust.  Ages 8-14.  Reservations requested, call 502-231-4605.

What’s your story?
Jeffersontown Library, Thursday, February 11, 6-7 p.m.
Join us for a brief discussion of Anne Frank and her writing, followed by a chance to tell your own story in the form of a diary. Ages 11-14

Teen Tuesday -Survivors, Victims, and Outsiders
Fern Creek Library, Tuesday, February 16, 4-5 p.m.Through podcasts, YouTube videos and books, teens will look at how the Holocaust happened and what teens at that time experienced.  They will create an art piece representing their feelings about the Holocaust.  Ages 12-16.  Reservations requested, call 502-231-4605.

For more on the Anne Frank exhibit and related programming, please visit LFPL.org, or call 502-574-1611.

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