The international exhibition "Anne Frank – A History For Today"
Anne Frank exhibition
The international exhibition "Anne Frank – a history for today" has travelled all over the world, and is presented more than 300 times per year. The worldwide tour is coordinated by the Anne Frank House, but the local organisation is in the hands of partner organisations.
List of Venues 2013
Where has the exhibition been displayed in 2013?
The catalogue accompanying the traveling exhibition is available in 25 languages in our online store.
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in the Anne Frank House
“Anne Frank – a history for today" tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Various versions of the exhibition are available. They are similar in content, but differ in design and scale. The exhibition is usually presented for a period of two to four weeks. Because the exhibition is designed to be easily transported and built up, many presentations take place in areas where few educational and cultural activities take place outside of schools. The exhibition is accompanied by materials including a catalogue, a DVD and a handbook for guides.
In many countries the presentation of the exhibition has led to follow-up activities such as teacher training courses, theatre presentations and educational projects for school students.
The Anne Frank exhibition is primarily aimed at young people from 11 to 18 years old. In many countries young people act as guides to the exhibition. They are prepared for this task with special training, where they learn about the background to the exhibition, but also how they can communicate its content to people of their own age and how they can introduce more general themes such as tolerance and discrimination.
Young people are trained to be guides to the Anne Frank exhibition (Austria, 2007)
With this exhibition the Anne Frank House aims to:
- Inform visitors about the history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family.
- Show visitors that cultural, ethnic, religious and political differences between people exist in every society. In many countries there are groups who consider themselves superior and deny others the right to equal treatment. Such views can lead to discrimination, exclusion, persecution and even murder.
- Challenge visitors to think about concepts such as tolerance, mutual respect, human rights and democracy.
- Help visitors to understand that a society where differences between people are respected does not come about by itself. Legislation is of course necessary, but people also have to make a personal commitment.