Duration: 2 hours
Accompanying the exhibition "Anne Frank. here & now" the Anne Frank Zentrum offers a 2-hour-long programme for youth groups between the ages of 10 and 18. The programme "Anne Frank - history for today" is designed to be relevant to the lives of the young visitors. Led by young tutors, the youths will work in small groups. Anne Frank's biography opens up a personal approach to the history of the National Socialist persecution of the Jews. The focus of the programme is on the questions, opinions and the previous knowledge of the participants. Together they will discuss the connection of history to the present. Their starting points will be the main topics of the exhibition: identity, dreams for the future, discrimination, civil courage and war.
All parts of the programme are conversationally based, so questions and answers are a natural part of it. A student might read a document and ask "what does 'missing' mean here?" or Anne's diary may make students curious to know more: "Did Anne have a boyfriend?" The techniques used ensure that quieter, shyer students will have a chance to have their say too.
What young visitors have said:
"It wasn't like typical school or a typical museum tour."
"We liked it a lot and it really made you think."
"I like Anne Frank, because she tells everything so well. She is very important to me."