Anne Frank: Her Photos. Her Story. A Pacific Northwest Premiere

PHOTO: Hayley Rouselle portrays Anne in the Beaverton Civic Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank, which opens March 1. 

The Beaverton Civic Theatre is hosting two exhibits from the Anne Frank House at their expanded space, The Playhouse, from Feb. 23-March 1 with free conversations programmed throughout the week with speakers ranging from a Holocaust survivor, a refugee and a local kindness catalyst.

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album consists of 71 reproduced photographs, many of which are rarely shown to the public, and some of which have only recently been discovered.

Reading and Writing with Anne Frank focuses on Anne’s literary work found in the five surviving notebooks and 300 looks pages of her writing. This exhibit is structured for ages 9-15 to learn about Anne through her writing and includes a free workbook for youth to follow along with the exhibit.

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album and Reading & Writing with Anne Frank were developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

This free exhibit is in coordination with the Beaverton Civic Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank running March 1-16. Partners include Central Beaverton Neighborhood, the German International School Portland, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and The Immigrant Story.

The Playhouse, a division of Beaverton Civic Theatre, is located at 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #51, Beaverton.



Saturday, Feb 23

6-9 pm Opening Reception

7 pm Opening remarks by Linda Cohen, author of 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire, and Change Your Life


Sunday, Feb 24

11 am-8 pm Exhibit Open

2 pm Holocaust survivor Sonia Liberman shares her experience as a Jew living in Nazi occupation during WWII. This 60-minute experience allows for Q&A.


Monday, Feb 25

5:30-6:30 pm Kids’ Conversation Of Kindness presented in partnership with the German International School.

7-8 pm Adults continue the Conversation of Kindness with Ingrid Garoutte, a Beaverton resident who lived in Germany during the Holocaust.


Tues, Feb 26

1-3 pm Exhibit Open


Wed, Feb 27

6-9 pm Exhibit Open

7:30 pm Olive Bukuru shares her journey fleeing genocide in Makamba, living in a refugee camp, and emigrating to Beaverton. This presentation is held in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium.


Thurs, Feb 28

noon-3 pm Exhibit Open


Fri, March 1

noon-4 pm Exhibit Open

7:30 pm Opening night of The Diary of Anne Frank performance held in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium.

RSVP for the FREE community conversations at:

Tickets for the play are available at


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