How do we prepare students to read and understand Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust? Join us for a free workshop for classroom teachers on Thursday, June 9.
A series of programs exploring the power of writing and the trauma of exile. Our new season features film screenings, art exhibitions and panel discussions with the refugee advocacy group HIAS, the American Jewish Historical Society and others, and will forever change how you think about sacrifice, trauma, and power of the written word.
The museums and historic landmarks of Lower Manhattan are an American treasure. Explore one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world – 15 sites all within comfortable walking distance of each other.
Since it was first published in 1947, Anne Frank’s diary has become one of the most powerful memoirs of the Holocaust. The Anne Frank Center USA offers a full-service gallery featuring an exhibit on Anne's life, a facsimile of her famous diary, and other artifacts from World War II.
Come as you are. Leave changed.
In 2009 AFC launched the Sapling Project , a national initiative aimed at bringing together diverse communities and educational centers in a shared celebration of Anne, her beloved chestnut tree, her appreciation of nature, and her longing for freedom and justice in the world.
The Anne Frank Center USA hosts field trips for grades 3-12, using the life and legacy of Anne Frank to introduce young people to vital topics such as the Holocaust and World War II, as well as to teach them how to embrace tolerance and mutual respect in their own lives. Click here for more information
National Essay Contest Winner
The Anne Frank Center USA is proud to announce that Sofia Geelhood has won the second Anne Frank Center USA National Essay Contest. As the winner, she will receive three round trip tickets, sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, for herself and two guests to Amsterdam. There she will receive a private tour of the Anne Frank House, where the young writer spent two years in hiding. Learn More
Night at the Museums!
Spend the evening visiting museums and historic sites in lower Manhattan, where New York’s history and culture begin
Tuesday June 21, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm