Holocaust survivor to appear at ‘Anne Frank’ at Rep

Two quick corrections to some erroneous info I received from the Rep: The correct phone number to call for tickets is 407-896-7365 Ext. 1. And Ms. Jaffe will be speaking at both performances on Saturday — 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Holocaust survivor Frieda Jaffe will tell her story after the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 19 performances of Orlando Rep’s production of Anne Frank and Me. Here’s more from the Rep:

Special Appearance by Holocaust Survivor Frieda Jaffe at February 19 Performance of ‘Anne Frank & Me’

Orlando Repertory Theatre is proud to present a special appearance by Holocaust Survivor Frieda Jaffe at the Saturday, February 19 performance of Anne Frank & Me. Mrs. Jaffe will be speaking after the 11 am and 4 p.m. performances and will be sharing her incredible story of strength and survival during the Holocaust.

Mrs. Jaffe is a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she spent three and a half months at the age of six. During the time she was imprisoned there, 35 thousand Jews were killed, including The Diary of Anne Frank author, Anne Frank. Frieda was one of fifteen children who survived the Bergen-Belsen camp when the British liberated it in April, 1945. Mrs. Jaffe now dedicates her life to speaking out about the horrors of the Holocaust and says, “If I don’t speak out, Hitler would have won out.” Mrs. Jaffe is living proof of this saying by inspiring countless people through her stories of courage, survival and the human spirit. The Rep is honored to apart of her legacy through her grandchildren’s participation in our Youth Academy programming and viewing many of our productions like Anne Frank & Me.

The Rep is honored to have Ms. Jaffe speak to an audience of Anne Frank & Me, which has connected so strongly with our patrons The show centers on Nicole Burns, who is a modern teen that doubts the truth and cares even less. When her class reads The Diary of Anne Frank, we learn that Nicole and her parents are Holocaust deniers. Through incredible twists, she ultimately comes face-to-face with the horror of the Holocaust, and–in an extraordinary sequence–meets Anne Frank on a cattle car to Auschwitz and comes to terms with the reality of the Holocaust.

The show is presented by Darden Restaurants Foundation and Universal Orlando Foundation. Performance tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for children and $15 for students and seniors. Group rates are also available. Show times are Saturdays at 11 am and 4 pm and Sundays at 2 pm and 5:30 pm. Select performances are interpreted for the deaf and hard-of-hearing by ASL Services. For more information, contact the Orlando Repertory Theatre box office at 407-896-7365 ext. 1 or visit us at www.orlandorep.com.

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