Anne Frank was one of more than a million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust. Her diary gives us insight into her thoughts. This exhibit gives us insight into the family and world events that shaped her life.
Anne lived for nearly two years in a secret annex in Amsterdam, hiding from the Nazis. She kept a diary in which she recorded her fears, dreams and experiences. Anne’s diary, published after her untimely death, is one of the most widely read books after the Bible. Her story has inspired countless children worldwide and is available in 67 languages.
Anne Frank: A History for Today takes you beyond the pages of her diary by providing a wide perspective on the Holocaust, human rights, the Nazis, and the Frank family’s experiences in hiding.
The exhibit is in Spanish and English.
Spring Break Events: March 7 through 25
Explore and learn with family-friendly activities throughout Spring Break!
Theater Performances: March 18 through 19 at Museum. Conversations with Anne. Two live performances each day
at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Sponsors: Clampitt Paper, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, The Catholic Foundation.
Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center USA.
Image © AFF Basel / AFS Amsterdam
The iRead Book Club meets every other month at the Museum. You must be a member or volunteer of the Museum to attend. 12 noon. RSVP to Code. eMail
This exclusive event for Dallas Holocaust Museum members features a “behind-the-scenes” look at the Museum and our special gallery exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 at the Museum. This event is for Museum members only. If you are not a member and wish to become one please do join us and we will explain the member benefits.
Lunch & Learn Series: Historical Lessons
Join us for a lecture led by the Museum’s Assistant Director of Education, Dr. Charlotte Decoster, as she discusses the 20th Deportation Train from Belgium to Auschwitz and the story of Holocaust survivor Simon Gronowski. This program will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Museum.
Admission is free but space is limited. To reserve your seat, please register through EventBrite. eventbrite
Mondays through Thursdays, March 7 - March 24, Museum, 1:30 p.m.
Explore our special exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today, in a new way with the education staff of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Each program features readings from The Diary of a Young Girl, followed by a short discussion and learning activity. The programs will take place at the Museum.
Recommended for ages 10-18. For more information and to reserve a space, eMail
Spring Break programing is included in the cost of admission.
Taking Initiative for Human Rights, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception, 6:30 p.m. Upstander Speaker Series: Featuring Bill Holston and Betsy Healy of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.
The Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of North Texas provides legal and support services to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses. Bill Holston, HRI’s current Executive Director, has a long history assisting those seeking religious and political asylum, including providing volunteer work as an attorney since HRI’s founding.
Betsy Healy co-founded the Human Rights Initiative in 1999, and she served as the Executive Director until 2005. The HRI’s mission is to work with refugees and immigrants by offering services that help survivors out of traumatic situations.
The Upstander Speaker Series event will take place at the Communities Foundation of Texas on Thursday, March 10. The VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite
Girl Scouts Day
Our inaugural Girl Scouts Day at the Museum will focus on the life of Anne Frank. Each activity correlates with a different age group and Girl Scout badge. The program will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Girl Scouts Day at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our inaugural Girl Scouts Day at the Museum will focus on the life of Anne Frank, with each activity correlating with a different age group and Girl Scout badge. Each activity includes a short tour of our special exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Scribe Badge (Juniors)
Use words to share your thoughts on the life of Anne Frank and your own views. Explore the exhibit, then spend time writing a poem, short story, or article.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Finding Common Ground Badge (Cadettes)
After exploring the exhibit, work in groups to explore the similarities and differences between you and Anne Frank. Where do you find common ground? How is your life different than hers? Discuss what rights were violated during this time and how violations like these could be mediated.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Truth Seeker Badge (Seniors)
Explore different sources on the life of Anne Frank, including the special exhibit. Evaluate these sources to determine if they’re biased or truthful. Write a short article about your findings.
Space is limited. $4/person, eMail to reserve.
Conversations with Anne Performances
In collaboration with the Anne Frank Center USA, the Dallas Holocaust Museum presents four performances of Conversations with Anne, a 40-minute performance with an actor in the role of the young writer followed by a Q&A session where kids can ask “Anne” questions about her life before the war and in hiding.
Two performances will take place at the Museum on Friday and Saturday, March 18 & March 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Four performances total) Click here to purchase tickets: EventBrite