The tragic situation in Israel and Gaza, with the devastating loss of innocent lives, has led to a horrifying rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia across Britain. Many people here are fearful for their safety and there are very concerning signs of polarisation between communities.

Our mission at the Anne Frank Trust UK is to educate 9- to 15-year-olds about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, empowering them to challenge all forms of prejudice. The need for our work has never been more urgent.

We are proud to be rooted in the Jewish community and that Anne Frank’s story is the constant thread through our education programmes.

We are equally proud that our trustees, staff and supporters come from many backgrounds and beliefs, that our programmes engage a hugely diverse range of young people, and that our impact extends to all types of prejudice. 

We are working hard to ensure that our education provision continues to be inclusive, responsive and effective in these deeply challenging times. We are reaching out to our young people, schools and partners to listen, support each other, and learn together. We warmly welcome comments, ideas and offers of help.

On 15 July 1944, Anne Frank wrote in her diary:

“I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too will end, that peace and tranquillity will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals.”


At the Anne Frank Trust UK, we are more determined than ever to build a world free from hatred of any kind.