The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect honors Anne Frank and the continuing relevance of her diary to educate young people and communities in the US about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and to inspire every generation to build a world based on mutual respect.
Inspiring every generation to build the more compassionate world Anne Frank envisioned.
Historically, the Anne Frank Center has long-established roots and a universal message that spans geographic and political borders. For years Otto Frank sought to raise awareness of Anne's story in the United States and support for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, which opened to the public in 1960. The Anne Frank Fonds, based in Basel, Switzerland, is the Frank family's universal heir and devotes itself to the distribution of the Diary of Anne Frank. Distinct from these important partner institutions, the Anne Frank Center USA secured official 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in New York in 1977. Nearly four decades later, in 2016, we expanded the name to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, in order to better reflect the humanitarian spirit of Anne Frank's words and legacy.
Our mission remains constant: sharing the impact of the message of Anne's diary by promoting respect for all humanity.