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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED EXHIBITION COMES TO ELY CATHEDRAL

ELY CATHEDRAL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ANNE FRANK TRUST UK, IS TO HOST A SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION PORTRAYING A THOUGHT PROVOKING AND POWERFUL ACCOUNT OF THE ANNE FRANK STORY.

10 January 2014

A life size replica of Anne Frank's bedroom will be constructed in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral to form part of this thought provoking exhibition which depicts Anne's life during the German occupation of Holland and the Nazi Holocaust. Other visual aids include an interactive virtual tour of the Secret Annex, pictures and replica artefacts of Anne's life, powerful graphic imagery and a chilling 'genocide tunnel'.

The exhibition is split into themes which reflect significant modern day issues such as human rights, racism, nationalism, personal responsibility and moral courage. A spokesperson for the Anne Frank Trust said "The object of the exhibition is to help challenge today's prejudice and injustice and help promote a positive attitude towards differences in age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and disability."

Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely, says the Cathedral are delighted and honoured to be hosting the event. "The Cathedral and all it stands for, presents an ideal venue for this exhibition and the messages it brings to society today. We hope people of all faiths and no faith will find the time to come and experience it for themselves."

Anne Frank [+ you} is open from 5 - 27 February inclusive.  There is an admission charge which includes combined entry to the Cathedral and the exhibition.

 

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