"‘This is the beginning of the end,’ everyone was saying, but Churchill, the British Prime Minister, who must have heard the same thing being repeated in England,
declared, ‘This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’ Do you see the difference?"

Anne Frank's Diary, Monday 9th November 1942


We are delighted to welcome Nicola Cobbold as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Anne Frank Trust.

Nicola has spent the past 16 years in the not-for-profit sector, having previously worked as a media lawyer.

She will take up the reins as Chair at the end of November, following the retirement of our current Chair, Daniel Mendoza OBE, who has been a Trustee of the Anne Frank Trust since 2003 and Chair since 2011.



The tragic situation in Israel and Gaza, with the devastating loss of innocent lives, has led to a horrifying rise in antisemitismand 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.



Taking place on January 18 2024, our Annual Lunch is an important and special event bringing people together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. 

The Lunch will be hosted by journalist Jo Coburn, with a poignant candle lighting ceremony, and include the premiere of new short film: Anne Frank Young Ambassadors share their stories.

We are honoured to have Sir Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's most loved children's authors, joining us as our guest speaker.  

Our honoured candlelighters this year include Holocaust Survivor Eve Kugler BEM and  Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE, survivor of the Rwandan genocide

Tickets will be available to purchase online very shortly so please do check back if you would like to join us in January.



During the October half term break, 16 Anne Frank Ambassadors from schools across England travelled to Amsterdam for a three-day residential study trip.

Working with the Anne Frank House Youth Network, the young people were able to explore Anne Frank’s life and identity, the Jewish community of Amsterdam and the Holocaust and reflect on their own identities.

During the trip, the Ambassadors enjoyed spending time with like-minded people who were passionate about Anne and challenging prejudice and discrimination. Activities included a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter of the city, exploring how and why Jewish people moved to Amsterdam and what their lives were like before and during the war, and a visit to the National Holocaust Memorial. The memorial itself is made up of 102,000 bricks each inscribed with a name, as well as 1000 blank bricks to memorialize unknown victims. One of the Ambassadors, Grace, was able to find a brick with her family name on:

“It was really important to me to be able to find a name who is possibly related to my relative… they came over from Poland and they had to have their name changed but see the original name it meant a lot to me and my family who had to go through all of that.” Grace, 15 Winsford Academy, Cheshire

The Anne Frank Youth Network also led the group through a series of workshops exploring Anne’s Identity and their own.

“I have learnt a lot more about Anne and feel a lot more connected to her. Being in what was her hiding place and learning about the people who helped her and what she loved gave us a certain link. She was a very similar age to me she was a feminist, a normal girl something I can relate to.”
Emma, 15 Bingley Grammar, West Yorkshire

The residential trip had a strong impact on the young people, empowering them to reflect as individuals and discuss how they would apply their learning as Ambassadors in their school and community.


We are very happy to welcome our new Director of Development, Ruth Berenblut, to the team

A warm welcome to Ruth Berenblut who joined us as our Director of Development in October.

Ruth has a passion for developing donor relationships and a track record of building philanthropy programmes.She has held senior fundraising roles at established charities and helped establish small start-up charities’ fundraising from scratch. Employed most recently in senior health fundraising roles, Ruth's voluntary sector experience also includes education, community and environmental causes. This follows a career in communications and marketing in the private and public sectors.



We are excited to announce that we are once again taking part in the Big Give’s winter challenge from 28th November - 5th December!

For one week only, thanks to our generous matched funders, any donation you make to us via our Big Give website will be doubled.

Last year, thanks to your generosity, we raised over £80,000 towards our anti-prejudice work with young people. This year, we are hoping to exceed this and raise £100,000.

If you would like to support our work in 2023, please do so during the Big Give challenge from 28th November - 5th December, when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

To submit a pledge in advance, please contact Molly Archer-Zeff on [email protected] or 07927 583548 and you’ll receive a reminder to donate when the campaign goes live.

Thank you in advance for your kind support, which is deeply appreciated at this critical time.