‘Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album’

While there are many hollow faces from the Holocaust, the one with the smile is Anne Frank. She managed to live fully in the hidden rooms of an Amsterdam office building. Those teenage years resulted in one of the most powerful books in history, “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” The Frank family lead quasi-normal lives during horrific times. The exhibition “Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album” features photographs by Anne’s father. Otto Frank, the only family member who survived the Holocaust, was an amateur photographer who loved to take pictures of his daughters Anne and Margot (both died in a concentration camp in 1945). The show features 71 rarely seen photographs from those family albums.


Bernheim Gallery, Main Library - Louisville Free Public Library
301 York St.

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‘Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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