Anne Frank Youth Information Centre

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Since 1997, the Frankfurt district Dornbusch, where the Frank family lived until their emigration to Amsterdam, has been home to the Anne Frank Youth Information Centre. The permanent exhibition "Anne from Frankfurt" tells the story of Anne Frank and Frankfurt history of the period. Contemporaries - discussions with survivors of National Socialism enable a very personal confrontation with history. Tours through the district and central Frankfurt allow history to be discovered in the present.

The Information Centre not only portrays history, it is also a place of confrontation and human rights. The idea of "tracing migration" is the basis for discussions with witnesses of the times, older immigrants who narrate as "interesting adults" to young people about their arrival, seeking for and finding a life in Frankfurt.

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Main on 12 June 1929. In 1933 her family left Frankfurt and emigrated to Amsterdam. In 1942 Anne and her family were obliged to go into hiding in a backyard house in Amsterdam, where she wrote her world-famous diary. The family was discovered in 1944 and deported to Ausschwitz. Anne Frank died in March 1945 in Bergen-Belsen.

The exhibition "Anne from Frankfurt", developed in 1990 by the Historical Museum, is on view in the Anne Frank Youth Information Centre since 1977. Visitors learn about the story of Anne Frank and Jewish life in Frankfurt, the period of National Socialism in Frankfurt and Germany, the persecution, resistance and murder of the Jews.

Groups (school classes, youth groups, work groups etc.) have the opportunity of a guided tour by a young person. This form of accompaniment is primarily intended to deal with the specific questions of the pertinent group and stimulate conversation with one another.

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Bildungsstätte Anne Frank
Hansaallee 150
60320 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 5600020
Fax 49 69 56000250