"Yesterday all anyone here could talk about was Anne's eyes, because Mother had suggested I go to the specialist with Mrs Kleiman. Just hearing this made my knees weak since it's no small matter. Going outside! Just think of it, walking down the street! I can't imagine it"

The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunday 11 July 1943

Ambassadors Welcome Holocaust Survivor

Arek Hersh shares his story with Anne Frank Ambassadors

Anne Frank Ambassadors and Anne Frank Peer Guides at Bingley Grammar School met with Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh last week. 

Long term friends of the school, Arek and his wife received thoughtful gifts including a framed quote from Anne Frank's diary accompanied by messages detailing what the students had learnt from it. They were also presented with a copy of our 75th Anniversary brochure by student Mabel, who was featured in the brochure talking about her role as an Anne Frank Ambassador. 

Students heard Arek's story of being a young boy during the war, his time in Auschwitz and the loss of his entire family at the hands of the Nazis. 

It's wonderful to see our Ambassadors continue to learn about the Holocaust and the importance of kindness and respect.

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Thank You: Our Silent Auction

You helped us raise an amazing £62,000 through our silent auction!

A big thank you to everyone who helped make our silent auction such a success!

To those who generously offered prizes, spread the word and placed bids, we are so grateful your support. 

Celebrating 75 years since Anne Frank's Diary was first published, this is a special year, and all the money raised means that through our work, Anne's life and diary will continue to inspire and empower young people across the country to challenge all forms of prejudice.

The Year So Far

We have reached thousands of young people in hundreds of schools already this year.

As we enter into the second half of the year, it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved so far. 

In the first 6 months of 2022 our anti-prejudice programmes reached 54,175 young people and 406 schools!

Compared with 2021 whole-year figures of 41,433 young people, 775 schools - we're set to make a difference to an amazing number of young people in 2022.

A big congratulations to our education team who have worked so hard to reach so many young people across the UK. 

New Website Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of our new look website!

Now live, our updated Anne Frank Trust website is available to reach through the same URL annefrank.org.uk.

Styled in our new brand colours, the website features easy navigation, lots of helpful resources and the most up-to-date information on our work and how you can get involved. 

Take a look and let us know what you think!

South Asian Heritage Month

Did you know? 18 July marks the start of South Asian Heritage Month

Now in it's third year, this is a month to celebrate, commemorate and educate around South Asian identity and culture in Britain and the diaspora. 

The theme for this year is 'Journeys of Empire' and also marks the 75th Anniversary of India's independence and Partition, and the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda by Idi Amin. 

Our Ambassadors will be sharing their thoughts through our social media pages, so follow us to learn more about why this month is important.

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