Aug-02 8pm Zoom: Anne Frank and her global legacy

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J-Wire invites you to a Zoom session with Gillian Walnes Perry, co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust in the U.K.

As we are experiencing isolation from our friends and family, we can perhaps draw solace from thinking about the wartime teenage diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank. How Anne Frank coped with her two-year isolation whilst in hiding from the Nazis, facing the possibility of arrest and certain death every minute of the day. How Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn’s lives were greatly influenced by Anne Frank’s diary. The astonishing effect that learning about Anne Frank has had on people in some of the world’s most turbulent and violent regions, breaking down long-held prejudicial views. The dramatic impact on British prisoners who have gained a greater perspective on their grievances against society thanks to Anne’s story. The significant change Anne’s diary has made to millions of teenagers who have faced adolescent social problems and have succeeded in raising their ambition and aspirations thanks to learning her story.

Since her retirement as Executive Director, as well as Co-founder, of the Anne Frank Trust UK, Gillian Perry has been lecturing and speaking in the UK and the USA, as well as on international cruise ships. She will be giving one of her most popular and richly illustrated talks, on ‘The Life and Surprising Legacy of Anne Frank’, via a Zoom live-streamed event. The talk will be around 50 minutes with time for a short Q & A.

The event will be directed by Aviva Wolff, the Operation and Events Manage at the Sydney Jewish Museum.




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