In more than 80 countries around the world, the Anne Frank House organizes peer education projects

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From History to Human Rights, from debates to filming, writing and guiding, all this can be found in the peer education projects the Anne Frank House offers. On our website you can scroll through all the different projects. To get a preview, take a look here!

If you haven’t yet, but would love to be involved in the activities of the Anne Frank House, you can find the coming activities on this webpage.

You can also write to us, so that we put you in contact with the Anne Frank House country coordinator in your country. Go to our Contactform and click at Subject on 'Anne Frank Ambassador'. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Dutch Ambassadors program

Remember – Reflect - Respond

In the Dutch Ambassadors program 2014, 21 young people from all over the Netherlands came together in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. During several sessions throughout the year they addressed the key topics: the history of Anne Frank and the Second World War, discrimination, prejudice, human rights and identity. The next phase of the project was to creatively give form to the topics being discussed through either film or music.

Be creative

One group worked with film under supervision of film and documentary maker Martijn Payens. The other group made a song together with rapper Gideon ‘Gikkels’ Everduim about Anne Frank and her ideals. The premiere of the films and the performance of the song was a festive occasion, held at EYE film museum, where the participants also received their certificate from Garance Reus-Deelder, the managing director of the Anne Frank House.

As Anne Frank Ambassadors, the participants initiated their own projects, like organizing workshops in their high schools or former lower schools, creating a City Oasis on Leidseplein square for strangers to talk to each other and thus illuminating prejudice, or arranging fun sports activities for refugees.

Watch this film to get to know the Dutch Ambassadors program:

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Anne and I

Anne and I was the result of a film project by the Dutch Ambassadors in 2013. The film was shown on the wall of the Anne Frank House in front of a large audience during the Amsterdam event Museum Night.

Anne and I (YouTube)

The making of Anne and I

In the short film, the Making of Anne and I, you get an impression of the ins and outs of an Anne Frank youth seminar, working with a professional film maker and the actual launch of the film.

The making of ... (YouTube)

Anne Frank exhibitions

The Anne Frank House annually organises some 300 presentations of its Anne Frank exhibitions in more than 40 countries. These exhibitions differ in size and content but all show Anne Frank’s life story within the context of the Holocaust. Local partners of the Anne Frank House are responsible for the coordination of the tour within their country. They make sure that the educational programme connects the historical events to the lives of young people today.

Anne Frank and Our Voices

On 26th November 2012 a new local exhibition, accompanying “Anne Frank - a History for Today”, was launched in Costa Rica. “Anne Frank y Voces Nuestras” (Anne Frank and Our Voices)  deals with the histories of young people who reflect on discrimination, identity, participation, and citizenship. The content of this exhibition was created by young people from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and El Salvador who participated in 2-months training workshops, reflecting on the topics that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary. The youngsters wrote their own personal testimonies and learned how to take pictures. Their photos, inspired by the topics of the workshops, can be seen in the exhibition. The official opening was attended by Mr. P. Smidt van Gelder, Head of Politics and Human Rights of the Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica.

Anne Frank - A History For Today

The international exhibition "Anne Frank – a history for today" has travelled all over the world, and is presented more than 300 times per year. It tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War.

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Reading and Writing with Anne Frank

What was it like for Anne Frank during World War Two? How important was reading and writing for her? Reading & Writing with Anne Frank is a project where the exhibition serves as the starting point. The exhibition furthermore zooms in on Anne’s writing talent.

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Free2Choose Debate

'Should a police officer be allowed to wear a turban?' 'Should a religious leader be allowed to describe homosexuality as an illness?' 'Should neo-Nazis be allowed to hold a demonstration in front of a synagogue?' These are some of the controversial questions that are dealt with by young people in the Free2choose debate programme.

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Free2Choose Create

In Free2choose-create, young people make their own films about dilemmas that arise within their own communities. The films are mainly short mini-documentaries, and serve as a point of departure for a debate on human rights. More information >>

Free2choose-create has its own YouTube channel, so check out the films and start your own debate!

Free2choose-create channel on YouTube

Memory Walk

Memory Walk is an innovative, educational approach that encourages youth to critically reflect on memorials in their living environment. Young participants are trained to conduct research on monuments and explore the relevance of the monuments for themselves and their community in present-day society. The Memory Walk workshop gathers a group of around fifteen participants between ages of 15 and 20 to research issues related to the process of memorialization, explore how past events have been translated into monuments and to reflect on their own perspectives regarding the way an event should be remembered. In a 3 to 5-day workshop, participants work together to create a short video clip about a specific monument, exploring its reason for existence, its role in societal commemoration, possible controversies and disagreements about the monument, as well as its perceived significance for the past, present and future.

Memory Walk YouTube channel

Stories That Move

From 17th to 22nd September the international youth conference Stories that Move was held at the Wannsee FORUM in Berlin. The conference was organised by the Anne Frank House, our German partner the Anne Frank Zentrum and seven other European organisations. 41 young people aged between 14 and 17 from nine countries came together to talk about identity and discrimination.

Check it out yourself and watch a short film of the conference.

You can find more and specific information using this link.

Watch a short conference film on YouTube

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