Becoming an Anne Frank School

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Choosing the name Anne Frank School is not without obligations, emphasizes the Anne Frank Schule in Eschwegen. ‘A school bearing the name Anne Frank obliges itself to stand up for freedom, justice, tolerance and human dignity and to resolutely turn against any form of aggression, discrimination, racism, political extremism and excessive nationalism.’

The five basic principles of Anne Frank Schools

As an Anne Frank School you have two important responsibilities: keeping the memory of Anne Frank’s story alive, and stimulating your pupils to think about issues such as freedom, diversity and mutual respect. We leave the precise interpretation of these responsibilities up to you. But we have drawn up a number of basic principles and guidelines to help you.

The five basic principles of Anne Frank Schools

  1. Pupils and teachers act in the spirit of Anne’s ideals. They interact with each other on a basis of equality and justice, and show mutual respect.
  2. Anne Frank Schools set aside time in their timetables to discuss the Second World War, the Holocaust, present-day forms of discrimination and xenophobia, and themes such as freedom, diversity and mutual respect.
  3. Teachers encourage pupils to read Anne Frank’s Diary.
  4. To spread Anne’s thoughts in and around the school, Anne Frank Schools organise activities around the above themes.
  5. Anne Frank Schools participate in the network of Anne Frank Schools. Via, for example, the website they exchange information and ideas.
Otto Frank visits a school in Italy, in April 1963.

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If you want to register as a new Anne Frank School, or if you want more information, please contact us.

Please mention the type and size of your school, if your application concerns a new school or a name change, and the reason why you would like to adopt the name Anne Frank School.

After your application we will send you a package containing books, posters and the Anne Frank Journal. Besides this, we will give you information about the use of pictures of Anne Frank and quotations.

The Ana Frank Colegio in El Salvador. Since 2007, this is an Anne Frank School.

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