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Cumberland County Playhouse Hosts Anne Frank

March 7th, 2012

In a collaborative effort to raise awareness across Tennessee about the Holocaust, the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, the Cumberland County Playhouse and the Nashville Ballet presented three performances of the ballet Anne Frank along with dramatic readings and dance by the Cumberland County Playhouse Children’s Theater on Monday, May 7.  Felcia Anchor, Frances Cutler-Hahn, Jimmy Gentry, and Art Pais spoke to audience members about their own personal experiences with the Holocaust: The "Living On" exhibit was displayed during all three performances.  All proceeds earned will be used for the Holocaust Memories Film Archive Project and for Tennessee Educators to attend an Annual Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“Combining a performance with the exhibit of survivor stories and a live discussion provides a comprehensive set of perspectives on this momentous part of history and helps students learn about it,” Executive Director of The Tennessee Holocaust Commission Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky said. “And partnering with local organizations helps to make this piece of history more relevant and understandable.”

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