Anne Frank exhibit comes to Augusta

Her story and struggles during the holocaust are well-known throughout the world.

Now, an exhibit honoring Anne Frank comes to Augusta, sponsored by the Georgia Holocaust Commission.

A reception was held Wednesday evening to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

Representative Ben Harbin, the man who brought the exhibit to Augusta, spoke at the event, and so did Georgia Holocaust Commission Director Sylvia Wygoda.

The Anne Frank exhibit will take place at the Augusta Jewish Community Center from November 8 through November 21.

The exhibit runs 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The exhibit consists of three parts: "Anne Frank: A History of Today," "The Secret Annex behind the Bookcase: The Anne Frank Hiding Place," And "Witness to the Holocaust."

"The Secret Annex" is an artistic recreation of the space that safeguarded the Frank family and kept them alive from July 6, 1942 to August 4, 1944 during the Nazi occupation of Holland.

"A History for Today" informs the viewer about the history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family. The exhibit reminds us that the discrimination and racism that ended her life did not disappear when WWII ended. "Witness to the Holocaust" is a photographic essay by one of Atlanta's leading African-American citizens, who was one of the first Allied soldiers to enter Buchenwald concentration camp.

Admission is free.