June 12, 2019 would have been Anne Franke’s 90th birthday, the most famous victim of the Nazi Holocaust. For this program we’ll be taking a two-hour guided tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Our emphasis will be on the museum’s permanent exhibit, which we’ll be seeing particularly as it relates to the fascinating and tragic story of Anne Frank and her diary.
Anne Frank (June 12, 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-born diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world’s most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy
Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the Museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children. The Museum’s visitors came from all over the world, and less than 10 percent of the Museum’s visitors are Jewish.
After our tour you are welcome to join us for a lunch/discussion in the museum café (at your own expense).
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture and a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Registration: $8.00 per person with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled, or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand. The museum welcomes children but this particular program is for adults only.
Weather: This event is mostly indoors and will thus take place rain or shine.
Meeting Point: Meet outside the museum’s 14th Street entrance at 1:00 pm sharp. Please be on time. Look for your host, Robert, and a group of friendly people. We’ll have our traditional group “icebreaker” introductions, view some of the items on the exterior grounds of the building, and then proceed inside to the museum exhibits.
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This program is sponsored by Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC”
We look forward to seeing you – thanks!
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