“... the tree lived in the free air and represented to Anne a living symbol of hope and freedom.”

- Sharon Douglas, CEO of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

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“Peer-to-peer teaching is an excellent model for educating teenagers.... The value of human rights and compassion for all are themes that are discussed in university classrooms today.”

- Gail Rosenthal, Director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Education Center, Stockton University, NJ


"How can this happen, of all places, in a classroom where students were learning how to combat hate? The lessons of the Holocaust were coming alive right there in room 1214. Since that fateful day, the fourth period students have become a symbol of all Anne Frank stood for – loss of innocence coupled with unfailing optimism. They are more committed than ever to spread the message – hate is never okay! And like the Holocaust survivors we met online and in person, resiliency of the human spirit prevails."

- Ivy Schamis, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

2018 Spirit of Anne Frank

News Stories


Anne Frank Center Welcomes Scholarly Addition


The relevance of Anne Frank's diary in 2020 (Sunday Extra, Australian Public Radio)

In the time of coronavirus, the world looks to Anne Frank (The Forward)

How to teach the lessons of the Holocaust in the school classroom (Heritage Florida)

Knowledge of the Holocaust wanes for Millennials, Gen Z, Even as Anti-Semitism Rises (Cronkite News/Arizona PBS)

Florida Holocaust Museum Exhibit Tells the Tragic Tale of Anne Frank (Osprey Observer)

‘Never forget': Survivors want Holocaust education for younger generations (Tuscon Sentinel)

Bill promotes genocide history in schools (East Valley Tribune)

Anne Frank exhibit to be displayed at Reynolds Performance Hall (University of Central Arkansas)

"The Diary of Anne Frank" is coming to Theatre South Playhouse (Broadway World)

Fresh look at Anne Frank aims to hit home with today’s youth (Jewish Press of Pinellas County)

Hope through hard times: Sumter County Museum hosts performance orating written letters from Anne Frank, MLK (The Sumter ITEM)

Hear the first-hand, harrowing story of a death camp survivor (Mountain Democrat)

Portrayals of Promise: Kellman Brown Academy presents the Anne Frank Center’s ‘Letters from Anne & Martin’ (Broad Street Review)

Letters from Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performance (LongIsland.com)

New bill proposes mandatory Holocaust education in all Arizona school districts (Arizona Jewish Post)


SMU Theatre's "Diary of Anne Frank" performance "phenomenal" (The Daily Campus)

Did Anne Frank Write that ‘Terrible Things’ Were Happening, Parents Taken While Children Were at School? (Truthorfiction.com)

'Families Are Torn Apart': Wrenching Anne Frank Diary Quote Goes Viral After Immigration Raids in Mississippi (People)

Clarkston Melody Maker Wins Scholarship (Oakland Country Prosper)

Venice man to receive award inspired by his babysitter: Anne Frank (Palm Beach Post)

Anne Frank remembered by classmates on 90th birthday (DPA International)

Anne Frank tree planted at UN headquarters (Global News)

Jackson County plays significant role in Anne Frank celebration at United Nations (The Tribune)

UN marks what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday (Washington Post)

Why books for Anne Frank are more important than ever (Nancy Churnin)

Harvard humor mag accused of anti-Semitism after running Photoshopped Anne Frank bikini photo (Newsweek)

Harvard students apologize for publishing image of Anne Frank's face on bikini-clad woman (USA Today)

With Anti-Semitic Incidents in Schools on the Rise, Teachers Grapple With Holocaust Education (PBS Frontline)

Rising anti-Semitic hatred is changing Jewish life across the United States (USA Today)

Embracing Our Differences Partners with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (Scene Sarasota)

Two shows on Anne Frank to open at UA Pulaski Tech (Arkansas Times)

Little girl lost: Two exhibits at Pulaski Tech remember Anne Frank, the young diarist and Holocaust victim (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

'You live on': Conneaut library to host Anne Frank exhibit (Star Beacon)

York College Grad's Anne Frank Story is Personal (Our York Media)

As memory of Holocaust fades, genocide education more critical (Oregon Jewish Life)

Open Stage Presents The Good At Heart Celebration & Awards March 17th (Broadway World)

Anne Frank Center pilots peer guide training program encouraging youth empowerment (Jewish Voice)

"Obviously, Jeff Mangum was very moved when he read the diary. He threaded Anne's story throughout the album. In a lot of ways, she was an ordinary 13-year-old writing about ordinary teenage things.... bringing that to new generations is a wonderful thing."


'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,' the second album by Neutral Milk Hotel, was released in February, 1998.

“Yes, I was beaten… unconscious when I was walking down that bridge but I’m still here and I’m going to continue to speak out and speak up. Pray for our country, pray for the Constitution.”

- Congressman John Lewis

2017 Anne Frank Award recipient

Press Releases

Anne Frank Center Welcomes Scholarly Addition

The Anne Frank Center USA and Context Travel announce partnership to spread the message of mutual respect and courage through live, online seminars

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect decries complicit violence

Anne Frank Center response to COVID-19

Anne Frank Sapling Planted at United Nations to Educate and Inspire Future Generations

Christchurch, Pittsburgh, and Charleston Religious Leaders Join to Address Acts of Terrorism

After Knowing Anne Frank as a Child, a Lifetime of Humanitarian Service

Author Jack J. Hersch Honored at 23rd Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards for Death March Escape

Four Inspiring Community Projects from Spirit of Anne Frank Student Scholarship Winners

Scholars, Community Leaders, and Artists Work Throughout U.S. and Abroad to Advance Genocide Education

Pittsburgh entrepreneur joins Anne Frank Center board

Anne Frank exhibit promotes cultural awareness in Zionsville

Immigration, Social Media and Teachable Moments - Deleted Tweet

Gillian Walnes Perry Joins Anne Frank Center USA

As Memory of Holocaust Fades, Genocide Education Becomes Increasingly Critical

"Nearly a quarter of American millennials say they’ve never heard of the Holocaust.... About half of all adults in the U.S., millennial or otherwise, are unable to name even one of the more than 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos from one of the darkest times in global history."

AFC Pilots Peer Guide Training Program Encouraging Youth Empowerment - Stockton, NJ

Confronting hate through performance education - Sarasota, FL

Confronting hate through performance education - Wynnewood, PA

Lack of mandated Holocaust and Genocide Education a national scandal


The Anne Frank Center responds to the Pittsburgh massacre

"Hatred still pits neighbor against neighbor.... Parents still struggle to shield our children from the horrors of evil.... Occasional words are not enough. We need consistency in leadership and a commitment to civility in every town, every classroom and every capitol building throughout the country."


Dallas Holocaust Museum to Present Texas Debut of Anne Frank Exhibit Addressing Current-Day Issues of Identity, Exclusion, and Discrimination

An Open Letter to Facebook 

"Holocaust denial is dehumanizing and attacks people based on religious affiliation. It is hate speech.... We simply want you to abide by your own policy of not allowing hate speech on Facebook, and to own up to your moral responsibility to support a fact-based account of history."

USA premier of Virtual Reality tour of Secret Annex

Facebook's Double Standard on Hate Speech

Anne Frank Center celebrates champions of human rights at annual awards gala.

Anne Frank Center celebrates empowerment and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at Annual Gala Awards

Anne Frank Center Confronts Hate  Crimes with new approach to holocaust education and parkland teacher honored at Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

"Program expansion for 2018 seeks to bring more traveling exhibits to traditionally underserved schools across the country, and to implement enhanced docent-led tours, student workshops, and interaction with Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and others with first-hand experience of human rights abuses."

Spirit of Anne Frank Awards Scholarship Winners: A Living Example of Anne Frank's Legacy

22nd Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards to Honor Amy Poehler's Smart Girls,Human Rights Activist, Syrian Refugee and Holocaust Survivor

Video: "Remember Us"

Watch this heart-wrenching documentary about the Hidden Children of the Holocaust, featuring AFC board member Evi Blaikie (1 hr 37 mins)

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