Anne Frank exhibition opens in Adelaide
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Anne Frank exhibition opens in Adelaide

The Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition has made its South Australian debut, opening in Adelaide yesterday.

Compiled in Amsterdam, the exhibition titled, ‘Let Me Be Myself – The story of Anne Frank’ will be on display at The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the University of South Australia’s City West campus until May 10.

As principal sponsor of the nationally-touring exhibition, Dutch-based global bank Rabobank has been supporting the nationally-touring exhibition since it arrived in Australia more than four years ago.

Rabobank Australia chief executive officer Peter Knoblanche said given the number of people that had flocked to the Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition since it was launched in 2015, he expects it to draw strong interest from visitors across South Australia.

“Rabobank sees the Anne Frank exhibition, which highlights the contemporary relevance of the story of Anne Frank, as a rare opportunity for Australians – from school students to people in urban and regional Australia – to have exposure to and identify with one of the most defining stories of all time,” Mr Knoblanche said.

“Given our Dutch heritage, we feel a strong connection to this exhibition, and are proud to help bring this important story to life, in cities and regional centres across Australia.”

‘Let me be myself – The life story of Anne Frank’ contains seven historical display panels. The structure and design of this part of the exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank, through images of Anne’s childhood, following by her immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding in the Netherlands under Nazi occupation.

The contemporary part of the exhibition explores four general themes that are drawn from Anne Frank’s story which relate to life today. These themes are:
  • Identity – how did Anne Frank perceive her own identity? How do young people see their own identity and how do others define you?
  • Individuals as group members – what groups do you belong to? How do others categorise you? Where does exclusion start?
  • Discrimination – what happens if you are not accepted by others?
  • Response – what can we learn from the story of Anne Frank?

After being on display in Adelaide, the exhibition will head to Western Australia where it will continue its national tour.

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Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group is a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 115 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 8.6 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group is one of Australasia’s leading rural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the region’s food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 94 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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