By Keren Cook for J-Wire

… The Wellington-based Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ) has welcomed the exhibition Anne Frank: Let Me Be Myself to New Zealand which has opened in Auckland.

Created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and brought to New Zealand by the HCNZ, the exhibition is a beautiful and curated experience around life and daily existence in Central Europe during the 1930s and 40s.

The life and diary of Anne Frank is the gateway for themes of tolerance, prejudice and offers visitors the opportunity for reflection and introspection.

The exhibition opened at the Auckland War Memorial Museum this week and attracted many of Auckland’s Jewish community and wider Auckland community leaders, including an opening address by Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland.

Anne Frank; Let Me Be Myself has already made an impression in the hearts and minds of its visitors – seen by over 80 million people around the world.

Now on display for members of the public, held in the atmospheric Grand Foyer at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, until May 13, the exhibition will then head south to Wellington and Christchurch and finish 2018 in Whangarei, Northland.

Read Keren Cook’s full article on J-Wire here.

Find out more about “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank” here.

And here’s the Auckland Museum information on the exhibition.