The story of Anne Frank remains compelling 70 years after her death in the Holocaust. Two events in NYC this week honor her legacy, including a new film about family efforts to escape to safety and the world’s indifference to the plight of Jewish refugees in WWII. The talk is by Anne Frank’s second cousin.
Attend one or both, because we must never forget.
- Thursday, March 17th:
No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story is based on letters by her father, Otto Frank, discovered recently in the archives of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Flatiron, to find a haven for the family.
The screening is Thursday, March 17, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, and includes a post-screening discussion with director Paula Fouce. Admission is $12, and includes museum admission. Get tickets here with no service charge.
The current special exhibition is Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited, exploring the momentous and tragic events surrounding the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Georgia in 1913 and the lynching of Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank accused of her murder. The case has sparked more than a century of debate. The exhibit brings new insights to the events that led up to these murders, as well as the granting of a posthumous pardon for Leo Frank in 1986.
No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne’ Frank’s Story is presented in partnership with The Anne Frank Center USA, a few blocks away.
- Saturday, March 21st:
Remembering Anne Frank – A Tribute to Her Life and Legacy features Anne’s second cousin, Monica Smith, sharing her memories of the young writer and her own personal experiences during the war. The program also includes a screening of excerpts from documentary films about Anne Frank.
Remembering Anne Frank is 1:30pm to 3pm at the The Anne Frank Center USA. Admission is $8 adults and $5 seniors/students. $5. This is a small museum, so space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 212-431-7993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
photo of Anne Frank courtesy AnneFrank.org