Anne Frank - a history for today

An International Travelling Exhibition
  • Anne Frank
  • Antisemitism
  • Holocaust
  • Second World War

The international exhibition "Anne Frank – a history for today" has travelled all over the world, and is presented more than 300 times per year. The worldwide tour is coordinated by the Anne Frank House, but the local organisation is in the hands of partner organisations.

The Exhibition

Anne Frank – a history for today tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Various versions of the exhibition are available. They are similar in content, but differ in design and scale. The exhibition is usually presented for a period of two to four weeks. The exhibition is accompanied by materials including a catalogue, a DVD and a handbook for guides. In many countries the presentation of the exhibition has led to follow-up activities such as teacher training courses, theatre presentations and educational projects for school students.

Guides

The Anne Frank exhibition is primarily aimed at young people from 11 to 18 years old. In many countries young people act as guides to the exhibition. They are prepared for this task with special training, where they learn about the background to the exhibition, but also how they can communicate its content to people of their own age and how they can introduce more general themes such as tolerance and discrimination.

Aims

With this exhibition the Anne Frank House aims to:

  • Inform visitors about the history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family;
  • Show visitors that cultural, ethnic, religious and political differences between people exist in every society. In many countries there are groups who consider themselves superior and deny others the right to equal treatment. Such views can lead to discrimination, exclusion, persecution and even murder;
  • Challenge visitors to think about concepts such as tolerance, mutual respect, human rights and democracy;
  • Help visitors to understand that a society where differences between people are respected does not come about by itself. Legislation is of course necessary, but people also have to make a personal commitment.

Languages

This exhibition is available in more than 30 languages.

More information

Contact us for more information about the possibilities of this exhibition, the costs, the transport and the educational programme with this exhibition, or Contact our local partner, you can find your countries local partner through the link to the map with worldwide activities.