It's one of the most famous and widely read diaries in the world but now a different story of Anne Frank has been put into pictures at Manchester Jewish Museum.
His photographs capture the girls as new born babies, playing with friends, enjoying the beach and on special occasions, when Anne was an ordinary, happy little girl, unaware of the horrors which lay ahead and her role in re-counting them to the world.
The exhibition of Anne and her family tells the untold story of the life Anne led before the Nazi occupation of Holland. It tells of a time before Hitler's murderous regime unleashed the Holocaust on Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and many others. It adds context and poignancy to the extraordinary power of her famous diary.
The photographs follow the once ordinary lives of both Anne and her sister Margot, as captured by their father, Otto Frank. His photographs capture the girls as new born babies, playing with friends, enjoying the beach and on special occasions, when Anne was an ordinary, happy little girl, unaware of the horrors which lay ahead and her role in re-counting them to the world.
This haunting collection of images and objects will leave visitors struck by the paradox of such a conventional girl with such an unconventional story.
The thought provoking display, is open to all, and children visiting on Sundays are encouraged to bring their favourite family snapshot and make a frame for it.
The Manchester Jewish Museum is open Mon-Thurs 10.30am-4pm and Sunday 10.30am-5pm.
Entry costs £3.95 for adults, £2.95 for concessions and £9.50 for families.
The Anne Frank and Family Exhibition is open from April 1- June 25.
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Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
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