»Anne Frank. here & now«
Since 4 November 2006 the new permanent exhibition "Anne Frank. here & now" can be seen at the Anne Frank Zentrum. It is an exhibition about history and the present. It tells the personal life story of Anne Frank and connects it to the world she lived in.
Anne Frank's diary is today a symbol as well as a document - a symbol of the genocide of the Jews by the National Socialists, and an intimate document of the life and thoughts of a young writer. Large collages of pictures and special objects describe Anne Frank's world, that of her family and friends in the context of National Socialism, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War.
In her diary Anne Frank dealt with many topics and wrote down her thoughts on them. In the exhibition young people from Berlin have their say about questions to which Anne was also trying to find answers. These are on the one hand very personal questions about identity, values and the future, and on the other hand general questions about war, discrimination and civil courage. The exhibition asks visitors to consider these questions as well. A small selection of the films shown in the exhibition can be watched here.
Anne Frank's diary has now been translated into more than 60 languages and millions of people all over the world have read it. For the first time, this exhibition provides information on the question as to why Anne Frank's diary in particular is so famous today. The exhibition offers many pictures, documents, objects and films. Theme-based modules and computer workstations turn the exhibition into a place of active learning and make a visit a special experience.
We offer different ways of accompanying school groups and groups of young people through the exhibition, as well as different project days.