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The Serbian version of the Reading and Writing with Anne Frank exhibition has been active in the country since 2014, while the Anne Frank – A History for Today travelling exhibition had its grand opening in Belgrade in April, 2016. The exhibits were presented in schools, museums, galleries and libraries in many different cities and are currently touring the country as well. 

Anne Frank - A History for Today

A worldwide exhibition project.

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Reading and Writing with Anne Frank

A travelling exhibition about Anne Frank as a writer with downloadable lesson material.

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Memory Walk

Memory Walk is an innovative educational film workshop encouraging critical reflection on remembrance.

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Lessons for Today

The Anne Frank Exhibition in Serbia was launched throughout the project Historija, Istorija, Povijest – Lessons for Today. Apart from the project’s main goals, which are to educate young people about the recent episodes of the past, the exhibition is set to promote critical thinking about historical events and their relevance for contemporary challenges and to inspire an interdisciplinary, civic-education oriented history education. The exhibit also has seven local panels of the past 60 years of the country. The panels cover the period of the World War II in the region, the persecution of Jews and other groups in Nazi-occupied Serbia, the period of Yugoslavia under Josip Broz Tito and the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. 
Two regional Teacher Training Seminars also took place in the country in Čačak in March, 2015 and in Belgrade in April, 2016.

The project was supported by the Anne Frank House, in cooperation with local partner organizations from Croatia (Croatian Education and Development Network for the Evolutionof Communication – HERMES), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Youth Initiative for Human Rights-YIHR and Humanity in Action-HIA), Macedonia (Youth Educational Forum – MOF), Serbia (Open Communication – OK, a youth-led non-governmental association) and is funded by the European Union.

Michael Davenport, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, speaking at the exhibition opening in Belgrade in April, 2016.
Peer guide presenting the exhibition to visitor at the opening in Belgrade in April, 2016.

Reading and Writing with Anne Frank

The project, designed for younger pupils, has been touring Serbia since 2014, for three years in a raw now. The exhibition has visited more than 35 cities, 80 libraries and schools, engaging approximately 8000 students.
If you would like to know more about the project in Serbia, please visit this site.
In Serbia, the main activities are run in cooperation with the Serbian cultural institutions and authorities, such as the National Library of Serbia and the IHRA delegation of Republic of Serbia, in partnership with Terraforming as local partners.

Pupils at the exhibition in Primary School Lazar Savatović in Zemun in 2015.

Memory Walk

Within the Project Historija, Istorija, Povijest – Lessons for today 89 Memory Walk workshops have been conducted in Serbia. With a special attention payed to geographical diversity, the trainers of Open Communication have visited 23 cities and municipalities across the country. The workshops took place in different schools, including 41 grammar schools, 42 vocational high schools and 6 elementary schools. The goal was to visit cities and schools in which students don’t have opportunities for non-formal education. Altogether, approximately 2000 pupils have participated and, more than 100 professors have attended the workshops.
You can watch the films created during the workshops here.

Memory Walk in Serbia in August, 2015.


For more information on the activities taking place in Serbia, please email the Anne Frank House project coordinator, Nevena Bajalica, or Maja Nenadovic, the main coordinator for all Balkan activities.