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  • Collection Partnership Collection
  • Location of Work Gate 58-60

ArtistDutch artist Pieter d’Hont

We are honoured to have the Anne Frank statue at YEG, located between Gate 58 – 60.

This powerful piece of history serves as a reminder of the resilience and courage of a young girl whose life symbolizes optimism and the triumph of the human spirit.

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam. She documented her positive attitude toward people and life in her diary while in hiding between 1942 and 1944 during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Anne was a victim of the Holocaust. After the War, her story, “The Diary of a Young Girl” was published and it has become one of the best-known books in the world. It has been translated into 70 languages and has sold over 40 million copies.

This statue of Anne Frank is a replica of the one designed by the Dutch artist Pieter d’Hont. Funding for the original statue was raised by Dutch school children, and in 1960 it was donated to the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. The Edmonton statue is poured from the original mould. The Dutch Canadian Club Edmonton undertook this project in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands in 2020.

This statue of Anne Frank was made possible by the generous support of many individuals, donors, and community groups. It was donated to the Southern Alberta Light Horse Association and citizens of Edmonton in October 2021.