The Life Story of Anne Frank

This exhibition connects Anne Frank's life story with the present and makes the fate of the millions of victims of the persecution of the Jews during the Second World War personal and palpable.

Making use of large size pictures, the exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.

One third of the exhibition is dedicated to stories of young people today. This part also contains several film clips. The visitors get to know how these youngsters see themselves, but also how strangers respond to them. This makes clear what the role of prejudice can be and how this can lead to exclusion and sometimes even discrimination.

Let Me Be Myself will be on display at the Old Capitol Museum January 18th - March 2nd. The exhibition and associated programming is presented as the Provost's Global Forum (2021), organized by University of Iowa International Programs in partnership with a variety of campus faculty & interdepartmental support.


Tours: In-person, group tours facilitated by peer educators are available during installation for middle school, high school, and college classes. Tour offerings are available on set days and times and can be arranged via our Visitor Services Coordinator. Use our Schedule A Tour form online to request a visit for your class.