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How diaries continue to inspire next generation.

Anne Frank Scotland has been working with young people across the country for 11 years.

Paula Fraser, the organisation's project manager in Scotland, said: "The young people never fail to impress, surprise and inspire me with their empathy, insight and creativity.

"They relate to Anne as an ordinary teenager, who expresses her thoughts and feelings so honestly and eloquently in her diary, while trapped in such terrible circumstances."

Pupils from Hillhead High in the city will be acting as ambassadors while the exhibition is in Glasgow.

Lucy Deng, 13, said: "I think Anne's story is very inspiring.

"We should know about this courageous girl who puts the world in a more important place than herself."

Miko Sliwinski, also 13, added: "It is important for Anne's story to live on because some people have no idea of the discrimination and prejudice that is still happening in our world today."

The pupils are looking forward to meeting Eva when she visits Glasgow next week but admitted to being a little nervous about it.

Lucy added: "Meeting Eva will be helpful in understanding the war conditions and prejudices of the time.

"Although sad, we could understand better what it was really like, and find out about Anne and Otto as people she knew so well."

Miko said: "I'm nervous about meeting Eva because she's such an important figure, but I'm sure she has something interesting to pass on to us."

Anne Frank + You, St Mungo Museum, Glasgow, June 7-30

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