New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
“Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won,” wrote the German poet Paul Celan. In Spring 2015, The Anne Frank Center USA commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, celebrating the liberation of the Nazi death camps, while also confronting the fact that history had been forever altered in devastating ways. This fall, we will reflect on – and search for - this new reality, addressing themes of return, remembrance, and restitution.
In addition to our special exhibition, The Helpers of the Secret Annex, which is on view through December 2015, we will host programs exploring a range of topics, including the impact of war on children, the segregation and internment of U.S. citizens during this turbulent period, and the enduring legacy of Anne Frank - from the publication of Diary of a Young Girl to the hit Broadway play.
Our first programs are free readings by acclaimed authors Sara Nović, author of "Girl at War" and Jim Shepard, author of "The Book of Aron." Other events include programs commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen, a performance exploring Anne and Peter's relationship in the Secret Annex, and an evening with Kermit Roosevelt III, the great-great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and author of the novel "Allegiance," to mark the end of the Japanese internment during WWII.
For a complete listing of events, as well as ticket and pricing information, please visit: http://annefrank.com/coming-events/
The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place
New York, NY 10007
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in North America about the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.