The educational activities of the Anne Frank House in Hungary took off in 2007 with the presentation of the Anne Frank – A History for Today exhibition. In the following years, other exhibitions and programmes were developed, along with training programmes for students and teachers.
The travelling exhibitions
In 2014, with the opening of the Reading & Writing with Anne Frank exhibition, the Anne Frank House extended its target audience to primary school students. In 2015, the programme was complemented by a set of alternative educational materials that gave teachers the option to fit the training to the needs of their student group. The latest travelling exhibition: Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank, which is the third one in Hungary, was presented in the spring of 2016. The exhibition was translated by students from the University ELTE, the department of Dutch studies.
Since 2007, the exhibition has been presented with great success in numerous locations, from big cities to smaller towns. The volunteering students take part in a two-day interactive peer guide training that also focuses on the Hungarian Holocaust. Over the past years, hundreds of students, mainly between the ages of 14 and 19, have introduced the exhibition to their fellow students, with the use of modern technology. The success of peer education was confirmed by a survey that took place between 2009-2011, involving over 600 Hungarian students.
Free2choose and Free2choose-Create
Free2choose-Create in Hungary was launched in 2013. The total of six short videos were made with the active participation of experts and students during two separate trainings. In 2014, these videos were presented in various locations involving over 1300 students in 90-minute-long workshops or lessons. The students took part in debate sessions led by trainers. Following the success of the workshops, the guest lessons continue.
In the summer of 2014, a Memory Walk programme took place in Budapest. In the workshop students reflected on the public culture of remembrance. Within the framework of the workshop, former peer guides were invited to create a short video on a monument of their choice during a five-day workshop.
The Anne Frank House graphic novel The Search (Az igazság nyomában) was published in 2007-2008, with the participation of education experts. The book was reprinted alongside the new comic A Family Secret (Családi titok) in 2014. The credit for the translation of A Family Secret goes to the Deak Ferenc high school of Szeged on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust. This project was financed by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hungary.
For more information on the activities organised in Hungary, please email the Anne Frank House project coordinators.
Anne Frank Youth Network
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