THE SURPRISING GLOBAL LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK

Presented by Gillian Walnes Perry MBE, Co-Founder and Honorary Vice President Anne Frank Trust UK
Tuesday October 27 @ 1:30 PM via Zoom
 
 

Gillian Perry will be talking about her remarkable new book "The Legacy of Anne Frank" which explores Anne Frank's story through a new lens; how learning about a Jewish girls' experiences in the Holocaust has had a redemptive and healing effect in some of the world's most turbulent and violent regions.  This book presents - all in one place and for the very first time - the inspirational stories of a diverse variety of people from all over the world, brought together by the words of one particularly articulate and inspiring teenage victim of the Holocaust.

Find out ... How has Anne Frank succeeded in bringing together those from different sides in intractable conflicts and breaking down deeply held prejudices against "the other"?  How has Anne Frank given young people in some of the poorest and most challenging regions aspiration and hope for their own futures?

Ms. Perry will relate fascinating stories about spending a night at the Academy Awards with the heroic helper of the Frank family, how Audrey Hepburn became involved in her charity when it was still run from her home and how Anne Frank influenced Nelson Mandela.


Gillian Walnes Perry co-founded the Anne Frank Trust UK in 1990, along with family and friends of Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank.  In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her work in education.  She has spent time with many people who knew Anne Frank personally, and educators from all over the world who have tirelessly been perpetuating the powerful messages of Anne's life and writing.  After 26 years of building the Anne Frank Trust, Ms. Perry retired as the charity's Executive Director in 2016.


This program is co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

 


REGISTRATION FEE:  $8/JCCMC Member; $11/Non-member

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PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOON ON OCTOBER 27th, THE DAY OF THE ZOOM PRESENTATION.  Sorry, No Refunds.