This morning the Argentinean president Mauricio Macri made a visit to the Anne Frank House, accompanied by his wife Juliana Awada and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Mauricio Macri is on a state visit to the Netherlands today and tomorrow.
Monday, March 27, 2017
(from the left to the right) Ronald Leopold (executive director Anne Frank House), Queen Máxima, Esteban Bullrich (Minister of Education and Sports), first lady Juliana Awada and president Mauricio Macri with Anne Frank’s first diary
Mauricio Macri, together with first lady Juliana Awada, Queen Máxima and other dignitaries, was given a guided tour of the Anne Frank House by executive director Ronald Leopold. The group was accompanied by Héctor Shalom, director of the Centro Ana Frank in Buenos Aires, which develops educational programmes based around the life story of Anne Frank that are aimed at combating prejudice and discrimination among young people in Argentina.
Mauricio Macri wrote in the museum guestbook: “The message of Anne Frank is one of hope in the midst of darkness. Anne Frank’s father was able to transform his enormous pain into a vision, committing the world to the struggle for human rights. ‘Think of all the beauty around you and be happy’, Anne Frank wrote. With affection and respect.”
First lady Juliana Awada and president Mauricio Macri signing the guestbook of the Anne Frank House.
Ronald Leopold said: "We are honoured that the president of Argentina made a visit to the Anne Frank House, this place of remembrance and reflection. We very much appreciate that the president supports the educational activities of the Anne Frank House and the Centro Ana Frank."