Library gets donation for Anne Frank exhibition

POSTED: 10/2/12 1:58 PM

From left to right: Saskia Kliphuis, Angela Dekker and Leon Lake from Cooperating Foundations, library Director Monique Alberts, and Richard Gibson Jr. of Cooperating Foundations.

St. Maarten – Yesterday Philipsburg Jubilee Library Director Monique Alberts received a check of 18,766 guilders ($10,484) from funding agency Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean.

The library will host a special exhibition from the Anne Frank Foundation this month, called “reading and writing with Anne Frank.” Angela Dekker said that the Cooperating Foundations wanted to support the library’s initiative to teach St Maarten youngsters about anti-racism and the life of their peer Anne Frank, who had to hide from German prosecution in World War II. The Cooperating Foundations also applaud the initiative to link St Maarten more closely to World War II through a presentation by Mary Romney, professor of the University of Connecticut, about her father’s (Lionel Romney) captivity in a German concentration camp.

Library Director Monique Alberts expressed her thanks for the support from Cooperating Foundations for this valuable and educational project. She invited the public for the official opening of the Anne Frank exhibition this upcoming Saturday at 7.30 p.m. The opening program will feature speeches from Mary Romney, St. Martin researcher Daniella Jeffrey and representatives from the Anne Frank Foundation from Amsterdam.

Foundations can contact the project advisors Leon Lake and Saskia Kliphuis on 586 08 08 or mail to samfondsxm@gmail.com to discuss if their projects can be eligible for funding from Cooperating Foundations. The advisors are available in person on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and upon request in the evenings and on Saturdays.

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