As Memory of Holocaust Fades, Genocide Education Becomes Increasingly Critical

Anne Frank Center joins with legislators to “educate against hate” across the United States Today, only one in five U.S. states mandates that schools include the history of the Holocaust and other genocides in their curriculum. The impact of such educational scarcity has become clear: Nearly a quarter of American millennials say they’ve never heard […]

Anne Frank Center Welcomes Scholarly Addition

The Anne Frank Center USA celebrates and endorses the continued partnership between the University of South Carolina and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Recent media coverage has mistakenly written that the University of South Carolina Anne Frank Center was the first Anne Frank Center in the United States. The Anne Frank Center USA was […]

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect decries complicit violence

It is difficult right now to stay focused on “hope,” while we mourn the loss of George Floyd and countless others murdered by police brutality and the corrupt system that enables such racial violence. Some have suggested this is a post-racial world: that we each have the same opportunities, that ethnicity has no bearing on […]

Anne Frank Center Response to Covid-19

Dear AFC family, We begin with a wish for the health and safety of every member of the Anne Frank Center USA community. As with thousands of organizations around the world, we are hoping for the best but making preparations for continued operations and delivery of our mission in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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

Anne Frank’s name and words have become so iconic that it can be easy to forget she lived not so long ago—recently enough to still be actively remembered by the people who knew her. One of those people is Pieter Kohnstam, who knew Anne as his babysitter when he was a child in Amsterdam, before […]