“... 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

“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

"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 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 Me"

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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Remember Me: The Hidden Children of the Holocaust
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The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect preserves the legacy of the young diarist through education and arts programming. We work to create the kinder and fairer world of which Anne Frank dreamed.

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