Culver City Julian Dixon Library staff are pleased to host a special visit from author Menno Metselaar, Project Manager for Publications and Exhibits at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Metselaar is the primary author of the nonfiction book All About Anne, and will discuss the history of World War II, the Holocaust, and the life of Anne Frank. The event is free and will take place in the library meeting room.
In June 2019 Anne Frank would have been 90 years old. Anne and her family’s hiding place, now a museum, is still one of the top attractions in Amsterdam today, with long line-ups of young people and adults waiting to enter. At the same time, studies show that 50% of millennials in the United States don’t know what Auschwitz was, and 20% can’t tell you what the Holocaust was. As a result, Anne Frank House is producing literature and educational support materials to help young people make connections between the past and the present, to make what seems like distant history feel relevant to their lives and their current experiences.
Speaking from his long-standing role as Project Manager at the Anne Frank House museum, Menno Metselaar will use his book as a jumping off point to help both adults and young people better understand the experience of anti-Semitism, as well as all forms of racism and injustice that they may experience in their lives or see playing out in the news and the world around them.