(L-R): Nicki Crush, ISL Director; Dr. Dienke Hondius, Anne Frank House Amsterdam; Ambassador Han-Maurits Schaapveld;
On Monday evening, the International School Luxembourg (ISL) inaugurated the Anne Frank Exhibition which will be available for viewing on certain dates until 2 December.
ISL Director Nicki Crush welcomed everyone and stated that the ISL is very privileged to be hosting this exhibition and mentioned that all students have the obligation to go out and make the world a better place. "As role models we should make a difference".
Dr. Dienke Hondius, Anne Frank House Amsterdam, stated that yesterday we remembered the end of WWI and referred to the speech of the French President in particular. She explained that the Anne Frank House is an international organisation and she read from excepts from Anne Frank’s diary. She recounted that Anne and some family and friends hid before being discovered and transported to Auschwitz and Birkenau; the only survivor was Otto Frank, Anne’s father, who decided to fight intolerance, racism and ant-Semitism. Anne Frank’s diary and the house, which is now a museum, are legacy to her and the war period. Dr. Hondius stated that exclusion and fascism are not over and we must continue the struggle against hate and intolerance. She also referred to the thin lines between racism and nationalism. “Speak up and speak out” she concluded.
The Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg, also addressed the invited audience.
The exhibition is being hosted by the ISL at 36 boulevard Pierre Dupong, L-1430 Luxembourg-Merl (ISL building 3) from 14 November - 2 December 2018. It has travelled all over the world and aims to show visitors that cultural, ethnic, religious and political differences between people exist in every society. The exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank and helps visitors to understand that a society where differences between people are respected does not come about by itself.
The exhibition can be visited with or without student guides. These guides are students who are taught about the historical context in which Anne Frank lived and challenge visitors to think about concepts such as tolerance, mutual respect, human rights and democracy.
Registration via http://annefranklux.eventbrite.com, for either a Guided Tour (start 18:00 or 13:30) or General Admission without a tour.
This exhibition is in English and French.
Dates to visit the exhibition:
Wednesday 14 November 18:00-20:00
Monday 19 November 18:00-20:00
Wednesday 21 November 18:00-20:00
Saturday 24 November 13:30-15:30
Sunday 25 November 13:30-15:30
Saturday 1 December 13:30-15:30
Sunday 2 December 13:30-15:30