Anne Frank: A History for Today on Display in Sonoma State University Library through April 22, 2013

Posted by Pamela Van Halsema on March 29, 2013 3:10 PM

Picture of Anne Frank

The Sonoma State School of Social Sciences and University Library are honored to host the exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the story of Anne Frank and her family, which is juxtaposed against world events before, during, and after the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party.

Anne Frank: A History for Today coincides with the planting at SSU of a sapling from the chestnut tree Anne Frank so often wrote about in her diary. The tree which gave Anne so much inspiration was set to be destroyed due to disease. SSU is one of 11 locations in the the United States to receive one of the saplings. "The addition of the Anne Frank tree will solidify the SSU campus as a major center on the West Coast for the study of the Holocaust and genocide," says Elaine Leeder, Dean, Social Sciences. "It will provide eventually a vast canopy under which the University Holocaust Lecture Series can continue for generations." The sapling will be planted at the Erna and Arthur Salm Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove at SSU mid-April, 2013.

Anne Frank: A History for Today is on display on the second floor of the University Library at the Schulz Information Center. The exhibit runs through April 22, 2013. A reception with light snacks will take place on April 12, 2013 from 12:30 - 2:00 on the second floor of the University Library.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit: or contact University LIbrarian Karen Brodsky at For information about the sapling planting at SSU, contact Dr. Elaine Leeder, Dean, School of Social Sciences,, (707) 664-2120.