NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A traveling exhibit of rare photographs and representations of historical events from the life of Anne Frank is about to open in New Rochelle.
“Anne Frank: A History for Today" runs to Dec. 7 at the Museum of Arts & Culture at New Rochelle High School.
It tells the story of the German-born Jewish teenager whose diary, which documents her life in hiding from 1942-44, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, has been translated into more than 60 languages. She died, at age 15 in a German concentration camp in 1945.
The display is being presented by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence at the museum, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be evening hours Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 21.
The exhibit will include a small room recreated to look like the one Anne lived in. Events are free and open to the public.
The Museum of Arts and Culture is a program of the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence.
It is the only accredited museum housed in a high school in New York State.
“We are thrilled to bring this exciting and inspiring exhibit to our students and the broader New Rochelle and Westchester community,” said Steve Silverman, board chair of the fund.
“The lessons that Anne Frank taught us are as relevant now as they were over 70 years ago."
An opening reception with guided tours is on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The following events associated with this exhibit also are planned:
The film, “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” will be shown Monday, Nov. 21. at the Linda Kelly Theater at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow.
The evening will commemorate Kristallnacht, the November night in 1938 when Nazis vandalized synagogues and Jewish property, and killed nearly 100 Jews.
“A Conversation with Anne and Martin” will be performed at the Linda Kelly Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
The play, from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, will be performed with actors playing Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.