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Spring 2018

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‘Anne Frank – A History for Today’ Comes to Punahou

Hundreds of students and educators viewed a traveling Anne Frank exhibit in the Learning Commons in Cooke Library.

Hundreds of students and educators viewed a traveling Anne Frank exhibit while it was housed at Punahou in the Learning Commons in Cooke Library for a week in late January. The 38-panel and video exhibit was brought to Hawai‘i from Amsterdam through coordination by Maya Soetoro-Ng ’88, director of the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawai‘i.

At an evening viewing event, Chai Reddy, director of Wo International Center, shared with alumni, faculty and staff that inviting this exhibit to Punahou was not just about remembering events in history, but also the emotions that come with it. He also emphasized the importance of building empathy in students through an understanding of the atrocities that can occur in the world.