January 8 to 28, 2015
LIGHT FROM THE SHADOWS
70thAnniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This exhibition is produced in co-operation with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM).
In 2015, we commemorate the end of World War II. Seventy years ago, the world was celebrating peace. Also seventy years ago, in March, Anne Frank, a fifteen-year-old teenager, died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, an innocent victim, like millions of others, of this cataclysmic event.
On this occasion, the Museum is presenting the educational exhibition Anne Frank – A History for Today, in collaboration with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam (in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada – Quebec Bureau), and the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum, in parallel with the creation of the play Le journal d’Anne Frank by the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM). A set of twelve photographs by the Montrealer Laszlo Mezei, recently taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau, will complete the presentation. Many Holocaust survivors sought refuge in Montreal after World War II (proportionately, Montreal ranks third in the world, after Tel Aviv and New York City, for the number of Holocaust survivors it received). Emilie (Mila) Sandberg-Mesner, a former Museum employee, is one of them: she recalls her memories of the Shoah in Poland.
Photo : Collection Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)