The international exhibition Anne Frank – A History for Today is shown in more than forty countries. Based on the concept of 'peer education' students themselves usually act as exhibition guides. The worldwide tour of the exhibition is coordinated by the Anne Frank House in collaboration with local partner organisations.
Anne Frank - A History for Today tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. It shows photographes of Anne Franks childhood in Frankfurt and in Amsterdam, but also it depicts the rise of the Nazis, the persecution of the Jews and the way the people responded to this. In a consequent way the exhibition shows the impact of the Nazi policy on one particular family.
In order to be able to display the exhibition also in smaller spaces Anne Frank - A History for Today comes in different versions. However, the content is always largely the same and they they are all easy to set-up and dismantle. Usually the exhibition is presented for a period of two to four weeks. It is accompanied by educational materials which include catalogues, DVDs and a handbook for guides.
In many countries, the exhibition has led to follow-up activities including teacher training courses, theatre presentations and other educational projects related to the Holocaust, World War Two and its importance for today's society.