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Temple Emanu-El to Present 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Holocaust survivor Frances Irwin to address the audience following the Jan. 19 performance.

Temple Emanu-El of East Meadow will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" this month.

Directed by Steve Epstein, the play will be performed Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 25 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 26.

"The retelling of the story is important because it helps protect against such horrors from ever occurring again," Epstein said of Anne Frank's story. "The story does not belong in the shadows but in the spotlight of discussion and public opinion and by telling the story we increase awareness which guards against the powers of evil."

Holocaust survivor Frances Irwin will attend the Jan. 19 performance and will address the audience at the conclusion of the play.

Irwin, who went into hiding at age 12, was forced to endure the Auschwitz, Mauthausen-Gusen and Lansing concentration camps. She was one of 123 girls liberated from Lansing in 1945.

Today, Irwin lives in Brooklyn and is active in numerous Jewish organizations including the UJA Federation.

Tickets to the play are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (over age 62) and $5 for those under 18 years old. Purchase tickets here.

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