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Community Event: Who Owns Anne Frank in the Twenty-First Century?

Modified: October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., Evanston Public Library

A brand-new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank is now meeting with success on stage in Amsterdam.  We are expecting two new Anne Frank movies and historians are working on two new scholarly editions of Anne’s work. Why then are the two different Anne Frank Foundations in Basel and Amsterdam fighting with each other? Dr. Barnouw’s lecture, ‘Who Owns Anne Frank in the Twenty-First Century,” will explore the contentious legacy of Anne Frank and her diaries in our time.
Dr. David Barnouw is a Dutch historian and an emeritus researcher at the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A writer, speaker, and scholar, Barnouw is a recognized expert on Anne Frank and World War Two in the Netherlands. He has appeared in multiple documentary films and his writings are frequently published by the Dutch and international media. Barnouw is the editor of The Diary of Anne Frank: the Revised Critical Edition.
The Evanston Public Library partners regularly with Northwestern on programming. They host an ongoing Northwestern Humanities Lecture series from the Alice Kaplan Institute, and Northwestern faculty have contributed to the Mission Impossible classics and Muslim Journeys book discussions. The library welcomes Northwestern students, staff and faculty as EPL users.

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