#ANNEFRANK PARALLEL STORIES
This important event cleverly re-tells the story of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her diary, guided by Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren. We also hear the stories of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. Produced in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation, the event takes audiences into an exact reconstruction of Anne’s room in Amsterdam, part of the secret annex where the Frank family hid for two years before being discovered and deported to concentration camps. Anne’s writings vividly capture what was happening to Europe at the time, about Nazism, and her fears, hopes, and dreams. It also provides a context of past human experiences for understanding our own present and future through the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories of persecution and deportation.