Anne Frank's Powerful Story

This exhibit tells the powerful story of Anne Frank and her family in the context of World War II (WWII) Nazi Germany. The visitor enters the main exhibit space through a bookcase-like door, a telling reminder of the portal, which both concealed the Frank family and barred them from freedom in the world.

Custom Features

Visitors view 75 custom lit panels detailing Anne Frank's journey. The 2,500 square foot exhibit space also features selected student art work sponsored by the Georgia Holocaust Commission. A small replica of Anne’s room recalls the modest conditions of daily life in the Amsterdam Annex.

Striking Spatial Experience

The exhibit culminates in a striking spatial experience where visitors engage Anne’s words in over-scaled graphics and can retrieve a lasting message from the Place of the Scrolls. The simple palette of materials includes aerated concrete block and roof planks, waxed long-leaf pine floor, custom millwork, accent glazing and complementary graphics.

While the Anne Frank Exhibit now resides permanently in the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, the original exhibit container remains at the home of KSU’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education which presents public events, exhibits and educational resources focused on World War II and the Holocaust.

Design Awards: 
AIA Georgia – 2004 Award of Excellence 
American General Contractors –  2004 Interior Project, First Place

ClientKennesaw State University FoundationLocationKennesaw, Georgia Project Size2,500 square feet ServicesArchitecture, Engineering, Interior Design