Lessons on democracy
After casting their votes in the entrance hall, Amsterdammers can visit the museum, the place where Anne Frank went into hiding and wrote her diary.
The temporary exhibition The Frank family in Frankfurt am Main, 1929-1933 is currently on display, using the story of the Frank family in Frankfurt to shed light on the period when Germany changed from a democratic country into a dictatorship. Complementing the exhibition is a short animation, which explains in a series of ‘lessons’ how to resist the erosion of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism.
The Anne Frank House believes it is important that young people in particular go out to vote. The ability to cast your vote and express your opinion are essential for participating in a democracy. Under the slogan ‘Democracy only works when everyone participates’ and the hashtags #doemeecratie and #democracyisyours, we are calling attention to this on our social media.