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Last Updated: Friday, 3 October, 2003, 08:17 GMT 09:17 UK
Anne Frank exhibition opens in city
An exhibition devoted to the life and world-famous diary of Jewish girl Anne Frank is coming to Hereford, an event described as the most culturally significant to come to the city.

The display tells the story of a 13-year-old Dutch-Jewish girl who hid in an attic in Amsterdam to escape the Nazis during World War II.

She kept a diary of her cramped life but was eventually betrayed by a neighbour or policeman, and died in a concentration camp.

Anne's teenage diary has been translated into dozens of languages and read by millions worldwide.

The exhibition offers visitors a chance to challenge the concepts of racism and prejudice and encourages and promotes tolerance, democracy, human rights and respect for others.

The exhibition will be opened by Edith Burkin - a holocaust survivor who settled in Herefordshire.

Other people attending the launch will include Paul Oppenheimer who, like Anne Frank, was taken from his home in Holland by the Nazis and Imran Khan, the lawyer for Stephen Lawrence who was murdered by racists in London.

When the exhibition was in Worcester, more than 18,000 visitors came to the city's cathedral, twice the number predicted.

Organisers at Hereford Cathedral are hoping for a similar response.


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