Anne Frank: A Fascinating Look at the Real Anne

Join Museum Director, Liebe Geft, in a virtual exploration of the unique exhibit, Anne, at the Museum of Tolerance, developed in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds in Switzerland and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Rediscover Anne's story through carefully curated research that challenges many of the popular assumptions about Anne and her family. Relearn the story of Anne Frank in her own words, giving an authentic, honest account of her experience, ideas and vision. Be inspired, anew, by the legacy of her diaries and essays: the eternal lesson to confront antisemitism, denounce injustice and speak up against persecution at all times. These workshops feature video testimonies, rare digital artifacts, and thought-provoking interactive activities you can use with students.

The session will shed light on Anne's family background and reveal little known details of Anne's childhood, as shared in personal testimony by her last remaining relative, cousin Buddy Elias, exclusively for the MOT. We will debunk some of the myths about Anne, and challenge the ways in which her story has been misappropriated or misunderstood. We will also examine rare artifacts and discover fascinating connections between Anne Frank and the U.S. The session goes on to address the period after the arrest, imprisonment and deportation of the Frank family and those in hiding with them. We shall investigate who betrayed them, what happened to them and how the world came to know who arrested them. Inspecting Anne's writings from the archives of the Anne Frank Fonds in Switzerland and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, we shall gain a better understanding of what constitutes Anne Frank's diary as we know it today.

Upcoming Open Enrollment Session Dates:

  • October 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST REGISTER


Find related Holocaust education resources in the Museum of Tolerance's Teacher's Guide

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Contact us to request this program for your group on a date that works for you. Minimum 25 participants required.

Let us do an Anne Frank workshop for your students!

Your students will experience a virtual exploration of the dynamic Museum of Tolerance exhibit, Anne, to discover her story through carefully curated research that challenges many popular assumptions.The session will shed light on Anne's family background and reveal little known details of Anne's childhood, as shared in personal testimony by her last remaining relative, cousin Buddy Elias, exclusively for the MOT. We will debunk some of the myths about Anne, and challenge the ways in which her story has been misappropriated or misunderstood. We will also examine rare artifacts and discover fascinating connections between Anne Frank and the U.S. The session goes on to address the period after the arrest, imprisonment and deportation of the Frank family and those in hiding with them.

Students will be inspired, anew, by the legacy and lessons of her writing and indomitable voice.

The FREE workshop is 60 minutes and is delivered via Zoom or other platforms by one of our trained facilitators.The session includes video-testimonies, rare digital artifacts, interactive discussion and fillable activity sheets.

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