To build a future you have to know the past.

Otto Frank, 1967

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From the classroom Discovering commonalities

"My students united themselves with Anne, but also to fused together as a family."

Column Anne Frank was not bullied

The difference between teasing, bullying, prejudice and discrimination.

Activity India and Anne Frank

The travelling exhibition about Anne Frank and human rights was received enthusiastically. 

Column Anne Frank & Hollywood

The most popular Anne Frank films used in the classroom with tips on how to introduce the various themes

Pupil's question The betrayal

Who betrayed Anne Frank? Nobody knows but there are suspicions.

Teaching aid The Search

An educational graphic novel on the Holocaust with lesson material.

Column Behind the photographs

Anne Frank's Amsterdam: blending the past and the present into one image

Teacher's question Holocaust education

Why teach about the Holocaust? 10 reasons for teaching about Anne Frank.

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Comments (52)

This was very helpful to work towards the finishing of my Social Studies Project, Thank you very much.

Quinn Klijn, 13 - Auckland - New Zealand - 9 Aug 2014 Comment on: Why did Hitler hate Jews?

As someone who grew up two blocks from the Anne Frank house, I was of course fascinated by the story early on. I think it would be important to know for children what life in occupied Holland was like at that time, whereby anyone who 'collaborated' with an occupying force was rewarded (while food was becoming scarce and repression ever more brutal). It is entirely conceivable that someone who had to care for a family and would get extra food or better treatment would have been the culprit. Members of my own (older) family members were on the opposite sides of this spectrum as well, whereby those who might have helped 'resist', shunned those who 'collaborated' with the German forces well into the 1970's when I became first aware of the difference. What would the children do if given the choice between having their family starve or having them get food? Not an easy question to answer when someone is in the midst of years of oppression. It's easy to say '... I would do such and such...' but much harder when one lives through it.

Ben van Bergen, New York - United States - 4 Aug 2014 Comment on: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

Every year my students focus on this question and are left frustrated by the lack of an answer. As a class we discuss possible motives people would have for turning against the Franks and other Jews. Inevitably, this leads us to question why anyone would ever betray another in any circumstance which then allows my students to recognize the betrayals committed or experienced in their own lives. Although the question of who betrayed the Franks remains unanswered, the students have a much better understanding of how their own beliefs, actions and inactions affect others.

Yvette Garza, 43 - San Benito - United States - 4 Aug 2014 Comment on: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

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