The Museum of Memory and Tolerance of Mexico City, in collaboration with the Anne Frank House Museum (Amsterdam) and the Anne Frank Center in Argentina presented the exhibition “Ana Frank, Notes of Hope”, which can be visited as of June 13, 2023.
The exhibition, the most ambitious presented outside the Netherlands, develops through ten rooms artistic installations, audiovisual experiences and the recreation of the hideout in Holland where the young woman wrote her memoirs, which would become the “Diary of Anne Frank”.
To commemorate the 94th anniversary of the birth of Annelies Marie Frank, a German girl of Jewish descent, who had to hide with her family for two and a half years in the back of an Amsterdam office during World War II, this interactive exhibition is a space for reflection and learning.
The documentary material will take visitors through a journey through the time of a family, which began with the tranquility and subsequent intolerance in Germany, the exile to Amsterdam, the uncertainty of not being found and the hope that it offers at the end, the human kindness of those who helped them despite the risks.
In addition, the replicas of the refuge rooms are an impeccable work carried out by specialists from various parts of the world and the support of various nations, organizations and companies.
Finally, despite everything, a sad end befell the Frank family and the discovery and publication of the diary of little Anne, who dreamed of being a writer, became a first-hand testimony of the horrors of war and the discrimination.
Within the exhibition, the Museum of Memory and Tolerance highlights in parallel the artistic intervention “Flying Leaves”, symbolizing the thoughts of Anne Frank. The piece of art gives way to a complete historical tour materialized in a timeline that, in addition to clarifying the situation of the Frank family prior to Nazism, explains the consequences of Hitler’s rise to power and the impact of the anti-Jewish policies that Otto Frank was forced to migrate with his family from Germany to the Netherlands in 1933.
“Anne Frank, Notes of Hope” conveys a message of peace and respect, necessary in everyday life.
Information for visitors
Where: Museum of Memory and Tolerance at Av. Juárez 8, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Mexico City, CDMX.
Time: Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free Tour: General public $115.00 | Discounted: $92.00
Guided or audio-guided tour: General public $140.00 | Discounted: $117.00
Temporary exhibition: General public: $65 | Discounted: $55
Accessibility: it has elevators, ramps and bathrooms designed for those who need to use a wheelchair (loan): ID cards in braille