11 September 2018

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Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents Anne Frank Exhibit Addressing Current-Day Issues of Identity, Exclusion, and Discrimination

Exhibition also features the U.S. premiere of a Virtual Reality (VR) component that allows the visitor to virtually tour Anne's "Secret Annex"

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank - Poster
Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank - Poster (image via the Dallas Holocaust Museum website)
The Dallas Holocaust Museum will host the Texas debut of a year-long, newly created special exhibition opening September 13th called Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.
Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current-day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Anne's experiences connect deeply with today's youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.
⏩ This exhibition will also feature the U.S. premiere of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Frank's hiding place, the "Secret Annex." In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived—in the shadows of genocide and war.
Free with admission, VR tours are available in 15-minute sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, but must be booked online. Participants cannot be pregnant, infirm, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from heart or other serious medical conditions.
Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget. The exhibition is available in seven languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese Dutch, Portuguese, and Chinese-simplified). 
"Anne Frank's story is timeless and beloved, cherished for its universal truths and relevance to all those who face discrimination and exclusion in their daily lives in the 21st century," said Mary Pat Higgins, Dallas Holocaust Museum President and CEO. "Her optimism during one of the darkest times in history has proven to be an enduring inspiration for audiences across the generations."
Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, Omni Dallas Hotel.
About the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance:
The Dallas Holocaust Museum's mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. 

For more information, visit DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.
SOURCE: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

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