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Why Anne Frank Still Matters—An Obermann Conversation

Oct 18, 2021

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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Virtual Event

Mural of Anne Frank

For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with them?

In this conversation, we'll consider Anne's legacy and the ways her experience as a refugee, a person in hiding, an advocate for human rights, and a joyful creative spirit can speak to new generations.

Speakers will include:

  • Kirsten Kumpf Baele, Department of German (CLAS)
  • Mallory Hellman, Director, Iowa Youth Writing Project
  • Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Agudas Achim Synagogue
  • Meghan Maleri, UI Business major

Free and open to all, but registration is required. REGISTER to receive the Zoom link.

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