Anne Frank

Government funds Anne Frank education

September 8, 2016

The Anne Frank Trust UK has received "significant" funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government to build on its educational activities in London and the west Midlands.

Now working in seven regions across the UK, the trust reaches more than 60,000 people with its educational programmes, workshops and public exhibitions, encouraging young people to challenge all forms of preju


Amsterdam to reimburse taxes paid by survivors

By Shirley Haasnoot, May 26, 2016

Amsterdam's City Council has agreed to pay the local Jewish community £8 million as compensation for forcing returning Holocaust survivors to pay property taxes that they had incurred while in death camps and in exile around Europe.

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan made the announcement at the opening of a new Holocaust museum in the city last week.


Saying thanks to Anne Frank educator

April 7, 2016

Against a backdrop of photo montages depicting Gillian Walnes with political leaders and showbiz stars, the founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK marked her retirement as the charity's executive director at a City reception attended by 140 supporters.


Muslim student wins Anne Frank poetry prize

By Rosa Doherty, October 19, 2015

A young Muslim student has won a national prize for her poem about Anne Frank, beating hundreds of entries.

Maha Salman, a Year 8 student from King Edward VI School for Girls in Birmingham, has won the national Anne Frank Poetry prize, sponsored by the educational charity the Anne Frank Trust UK, for her poem entitled “Hope” (you can read the poem below).


New entry in Anne Frank Trust's diary

April 20, 2015

Anne Frank Trust UK co-founder and executive director, Gillian Walnes, has stepped down, happy that the charity “has become such a successful educational organisation”. Her successor is Robert Posner, who has been chief operating officer for five years.


A minute’s reading to remember Anne Frank

By Josh Jackman, April 16, 2015

Celebrities have joined an innovative campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.


Anne Frank's cousin, Buddy Elias, dies aged 89

By Rosa Doherty, March 18, 2015

Anne Frank's cousin, Buddy Elias, has died aged 89.

Mr Elias died peacefully in Basel, Switzerland, the Anne Frank Fonds Foundation announced on Tuesday.

As president of the charity he was a lifelong protector of his young diarist cousin and spent years giving lectures and interviews about the Holocaust.


Anne Frank project reveals teen troubles

By Rosa Doherty, November 20, 2014

A picture of troubled British teenagers, worried by family breakdown, bullying and racism, has emerged from an online project run by the Anne Frank Trust UK.

Generation Diary allows 13- to 15-year-olds to submit extracts from their own diaries to be published anonymously on a dedicated website.

The teenagers have been inspired to keep a record of their experiences, having read the story of A


Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Anne Frank's house

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z have visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The American couple, who are currently performing on tour around Europe, viewed the former Frank family safe-house that was later discovered by the Nazis, on Wednesday.

Beyoncé, wearing a denim jumpsuit and black hat, was pictured signing the visitors book.


Anne Frank's toy marbles go on display in Rotterdam

By Charlotte Oliver, February 5, 2014

A tin of marbles belonging to Anne Frank has gone on display for the first time, 70 years after she entrusted it to a friend for safekeeping.

The young diarist left the marbles, along with other treasured items, to her non-Jewish neighbour Toosje Kupers when her family went into hiding in 1942.