Travelling exhibitions and activities

The travelling exhibition Anne Frank - A History for Today was launched in Calcutta in 2013. Since 2014, it has been to Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Mumbai, Ludhiana, Patna, Coimbatore, Pune, Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Manipur, Nasik and Ahmedabad. In addition to this, there were Free2choose-Create and Memory Walk workshops.

Through this link below you will find the online material in English on this website.

To online English educational material

The travelling exhibition

Since the first opening more than 20,000 people have visited the exhibition, including students of all ages and teachers.

Students who visited the exhibition Anne Frank - a History for Today participated in an educational activity where they were presented with the case of Malala Yousafzai, the young woman from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, and who now campaigns for female education. The students discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in small groups, linking it to Malala’s case. 

Peer Guide Training

About 200 students (usually between the ages of 15 and 18) in all locations participated in the first two-day peer guide training. In these sessions the students are trained as exhibition guides. The topics covered in the workshops are the history of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, and its relevance to our times. Other activities are intended to draw links between Anne Frank and the modern context of India. In a training session in Coimbatore in 2017, the participants played a game called social exclusion. The game - with two groups of students trying to prevent another smaller group from entering their group - has proven to be very effective in initiating a discussion about social exclusion.


In this training students produced films covering debates on the pros and cons of censorship related to art and music. They did this by interviewing people on the streets about issues of freedom of expression, specifically in the Indian context.
Here are the links to the films that were made at this training in Kolkata in 2013.

Free2choose-create film India 1
Free2choose-create film India 2

Teacher Seminar

Teachers were trained to use the module Learning to Live with Difference as a starting point, adding current events and their own creativity. The content of the module focuses on genocide and the violation of human rights now and in the past. The aim was for teachers to use the module as a resource to engage high school students in the understanding of human rights and to inspire them to become human rights defenders. Each chapter of the module contains a variety of assignments that involve tasks such as looking at photographs, video clips, newspapers, interviewing peers to collect stories, and talking about identity.


The Indian tour of the Anne Frank exhibition and related educational activities  are co-organised by PeaceWorks, an initiative of the Seagull Foundation for the Arts. The Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi has actively supported the implementation of the Anne Frank Project. See the Peaceworks website for more information. 


For more information on the activities organised in India, please contact our local contact or the Anne Frank House project coordinator.