Centro Ana Frank Argentina


Newsletter n°70 - July

This is a monthly communication retelling the events at Centro Ana Frank Argentina, an educational institution in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at argentina@annefrank.nl

Winter Holidays at the Museum: A great experience for the whole family!

Holidays at the Museum

From July 17th to 29th, we’ll be waiting for you to visit us in our special opening hours, from Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm.

Here are some of the activities we will be offering:

  • Tours around our exhibitions, guided by a member of our group of young volunteers.
  • Access to the Scenery Recreation of the house where Anne Frank spent 2 years hidden with seven other people (unique in Latin America).
  • Audiovisual material.
  • Special activities for children.

All Wednesdays, there will be 2 for 1 discount in the tickets, so it`s a great opportunity to bring your friends.

We wait for you to share some distinctive holidays!

School Visits: An enriching experience for educational institutions

School Visits

The museum opens its doors for all those teachers who choose and trust us with their students.

The visit includes historical timelines, vivencial experiences and audiovisual material. Each stage is leaded by one of our young guides.

Our aim is to work with Human Rights, going through different historical moments until we get to the present, in order to think about the reality we live in.

To book a date, please call 3533-8505 from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 7 pm.

For further information, you can write an email to visitas.centroanafrank@gmail.com

The museum is waiting for you!

Individual Visits: Come and see us!

Individual Visits

We invite you to visit the museum with friends and family, in order to live a special and unique experience.

Our exhibitions work with different historical moments until we get to our days, so as to think about Human Rights in the past as well as today.

During the visit, which includes historical timelines, vivencial experiences and audiovisual material, a young guide will be there to lead your way.

We wait for you from Tuesday to Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm.

Special opening hours during winter holidays (from July 17th to 29th) from Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Last day to participate in the Literary Contests!

Literary Contest

We invite youngsters and teachers who are moved by the life of Anne Frank, the Holocaust, the last military dictatorship in Argentina and human rights in our days, to express themselves through their words and participate in our literary contest “From Anne Frank to our days”. The contest is an enriching possibility to investigate about the past and ponder about our present.

The winning texts will be published in the book “Texts and Projects that build coexistence”, edit by Eudeba.

Deadline: July 14th.

We wait for your literary text!

Adressed to:

  • 9° Literary Contest: youngs people between 13 and 25 years old and educators from all levels.
  • 5° Inclusive Literary Contest: Young people from the age of 13 and adults who belong or have belonged to special education establishments.

More info in: http://bit.ly/2nEpoi4

Otto Frank Space: the 10th Encounter is coming! Abortion: Debates and Controversies

Otto Frank Space

We wait for you on Saturday, July 18th at 6 pm at Superi 2647, in order to analyse this controversial and polemic issue from different angles.

Exclusive encounter for youngsters between 16 and 26 years old.

If you want to subscribe to Otto Frank Space, you may do it through the following link http://bit.ly/2mvl1Go

Don’t miss the live streaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS0bvgHpzPI&feature=youtu.be

Anne Frank Institute for Teacher Training: The self-managed mode course is still running

Self-Managed Course

If you would like to know about Anne Frank´s history, this is the course for you. A distance proposal of short duration, open to the public. Each student manages his/her time. It´s free and once the modules are completed, a diploma is awarded.

The course is available at http://campus.centroanafrank.com.ar/login/index.php

Open enrollment for second semester!

On August 19th begin all the new cohorts for our courses.

Our training proposals aim is to reflect on our own practice, provide participants with strategies and tools for classroom work, assuming the commitment to produce knowledge to equitably transform the world in which we live.

  • Anne Frank and writing as a practice of freedom.
  • Diversity and coexistence in the classroom.
  • Violence at school.
  • Citizenship education from teaching the Holocaust
  • The debate as a teaching and learning tool: How to approach complex situations in the classroom?

Days and hours: Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30 h. At the Centro Ana Frank Argentina Superi 2647 CABA.

Score: 0.360 per course for C.A.B.A. And 0.28 per course for the Province of Buenos Aires.

To register in our courses or get more information, communicate with us at institutoanafrank@gmail.com or by telephone at (011) 3533-8505 int. 34

Teacher training are about to come to different provinces in Argentina

Along with the traveling exhibitions, in July we begin to give teaching training proposals in different cities of Santa Fe.

In this province, while the exhibition “Reading and writing with Anne Frank” is touring, teachers will be able to take the course “Anne frank and writing as a practice of freedom”. The training offers resources to work on that topic and design strategies to work in the classrooms.

Specifically, in Iriondo, we are going to carry out workshops to work on different aspects of violence inside the school. This method will be offered to teachers and parents that go to see the exhibition.

We celebrate our anniversary next to the schools of the 4th Project of Newspapers

Soka Gakkai

Like every year, we exhibit in the emotive Anniversary Act, which takes place in the Auditorio de la Paz Soka Gakkai, the panels designed with the journalistic notes produced by more than 60 scholar groups from Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Chaco y Misiones that participated in the Newspaper Project “Anne wrote her diary, we write ours”.

On the event we counted with the presence of the complete groups and representatives from the provinces, as well as important governmental and institutional authorities: Ana María Ravaglia, undersecretary of Liaison and Intersectoral and Institutional Cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Nation, Sara Rus, Mother of Plaza de Mayo and survivor of the Shoah, Federico Pugliese, general director of Cult from the City of Buenos Aires and Silvina Chemen, rabine of Bet El Community, among others.

More than 1300 people witnessed the huge effort, dedication and commitment that the schools assumed in their productions. It was very gratifying to notice the pride and emotion that the youngsters showed when they found their newspapers and received their diplomas.

We greatly congratulate every student, teacher, parent and authorities and we appreciate their presence and participation!

We invite you to read the newspapers in the format of digital panel by going to the next link.

For inquiries about the 5º edition of the Newspaper Project communicate with: actividades.cafa@gmail.com

Open Museum 2017: We shared a wonderful afternoon!

Open Museum

In the frame of the 70th Anniversary of the publishing of the Diary, the 88th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Birth Date, and the 8th Anniversary of Centro Ana Frank, on June 24th we had a new editions of the Open Museum, in which more than 500 people took part and enjoyed the diverse activities we offered, together with the opportunity to see our exhibitions.

Our young volunteer guides lead the whole event, walking the people through every stage and bringing our rooms into life.

Among other activities we had:

  • Unedited videos from Otto Frank and Miep Gies.
  • An interview from the well-known journalist Martin Granovsky to his parents, Sulim (94) and Eva (90), correctors of the first edition of the Diary of Anne Frank in our country.
  • The testimonies of Magda Tagtachian, relative of survivors from the Armenian Genocide and prestigious journalist, who presented her book “No Me Olvides Armenuhi” (Don`t forget me, Armenuhi), and Mónica Dawidowicz, survivor from the Holocaust and author of the book “Todos mis nombres” (All my names).
  • The awarding ceremony for the guides who were trained this year at the Museum.
  • Exhibition of the panels from “The Kid’s Voice 2017”.
  • The presentations of a teaser from the* musical “The Diary of Anne Frank”*, carried out by Generarte.

The ticket was free, and we asked visitors to bring nonperishable food, in order to collaborate with Kellun project, whose members offered a buffet during the event to raise money.

We are extremely happy about our enormous growth! It was truly moving for us to see so many people who chose to celebrate with us.

Thank you so much for being part of such an important day!

Staff members traveled abroad to train with other young people

Training in Corea

The Centro Ana Frank has participated in various congresses and workshops both nationally and internationally. In this occasion, Maive Mc Grath, a youth active since 2009 in the museum and current assistant director, participated between May 28th and June 5th at the 3rd Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED organized by APCEIU) from Asia- Pacific region of UNESCO, which took place in Jeju, South Korea.

Young leaders from more than 50 countries designed goals and strategies to be used at the local and national levels in Global Citizenship Education (GCED). They received training on the “Youth Advocacy Tools of GCED” and on “Deepening: the GCED Understanding”.

This opportunity allowed young leaders to play an important role and be part of a wider network of youth leaders for GCED. A big thanks to Yangsook Lee, Kathy Lim, JiYun Woo, Anna Lee, Dr Utak Chang, Yang, and all of UNESCO-APCEIU staff for the incredible opportunity to be part of this workshop.

In turn, Alexandra Zalazar, a guide and part of the staff of the Centro Ana Frank, participated as a representative of Argentina in a three-day seminar for project coordinators of the different teams working together with the Anne Frank House of the Netherlands.

Training in the Anne Frank House

The objective of this meeting, which took place in Amsterdam, was to work on a new program of activities aimed at strengthening the interconnection between young people committed to the legacy of Anne Frank and reflecting on the issues of violence and discrimination of our present, in dialogue with the stories of the past.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have participated in this intense and enriching exchange of experiences that allowed me to reflect on the scope and impact that the projects and activities promoted by the Anne Frank House has internationally.”

It is really valuable for us to present the educational and inclusive actions of the Museum Ana Frank in Argentina through the representation of young people who work daily with great enthusiasm and dedication.

Visits of the Ministry of Education from Paraguay and Uruguay

Visits of Ministry

On Thursday, June 15th, the Centro Ana Frank was visited by the Minister of Education of Uruguay, Edith Moraes, and by Lic. Diego Filmus, Specialist in International Cooperation at OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States). After traveling and talking about the various projects and activities of the Museum with the Director, Mr. Hector Shalom, continued to share ideas and proposals on Uruguay’s participation in the next International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Seminar. It´s taking place between the 13th and 15th of September. This project aims to develop and strengthen educational experiences of commemoration of the Holocaust.

In turn, on June 17th, we received the national authorities of the Government of Paraguay, including the Minister of Education and Culture, Enrique Riera Escudero, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, José Arce Farina, the General Director of the International Relations and Links Inter-Agency Organization of UNESCO Paraguay, Tomás Aníbal Zapattini, and the OEI coordinator in Uruguay, Ignacio Hernaiz. Besides participating in the seminar to be held in September, they coordinate next to the Museum Ana Frank the new itinerant exhibition “Traces of Violence”.

We thank the visits of both nations and the work they carry out to develop and strengthen educational experiences and reflection on memory.

Participation in the Federal Council of Education

Federal Council of Education

The Ana Frank Argentina Museum was invited to participate, for the second consecutive year, in the Assembly of the Federal Council of Education in Carlos Paz, Córdoba, held on June 21th.

In the presence of the highest provincial and national authorities of the educational level, the director of the Museum, Mr. Héctor Shalom, presented the educational and reflective projects that we work daily by visiting schools throughout the country. We had the opportunity to be present with our itinerant exhibition “From Anne Frank to our days”, which was guided by young people trained in the city of Cordoba.

This opportunity allowed the ministers to bring the various proposals that we work daily and show them, through the traveling exhibition, the active participation of young people, who were responsible for guiding the exhibition and transmitting the legacy of Ana Frank.

Scholar visits with the subsecretary of Education in Buenos Aires Province

Scholar Visits

On June 12th, in commemoration of the 88th of Anne Frank natalice and in the framework of the national education law No. 26,809, which states on June 12th as “A day of adolescents and young people for social inclusion and coexistence against all forms of violence and discrimination”, the director of the Museum, together with the undersecretary of Education of the province of Buenos Aires, Sergio Siciliano, traveled together to the Elementary School No.2 and Secondary School No.1.

Together with the students and teachers, both authorities talked and reflected on the influence of Anne Frank and the importance of her Diary, which has been an engine that encourages the active participation of young people. It was an emotional morning for the demonstrations of interest and enthusiasm, both of teachers and students, as they interacted and reflected on the various forms of participation and inclusion.

Special education schools participate in our projects

Special Education Schools

During this month, several special education schools have visited the museum and participated in the Newspaper Project. We are really happy that this year new schools have joined this project. It was very gratifying to notice the pride and emotion that the youngsters showed when they found their newspapers and received their diplomas. Teachers and students valued their participation and the meaning of this experience.

We also expect that a lot of youngsters and adults participate in the Inclusive Literary Contest to express their emotions, reflections and ideas, and connect with topics related to the Holocaust, the dictatorship, their rights, discrimination and violence.

Otto Frank Space: “Dialogue with Turkish Refugees. Islam Customs and Present”-7th Encounter

Otto Frank Space

On July 3rd, we had our 7th encounter with youngsters, whoe renew their enthusiasm day by day keep choosing this space to debate and bond with others.

In this opportunity, we talked with turkish refugees who recently arrived in our country, so as to learn more about their culture and the complex reality they have to face.

Besides a moving dialogue about their experiences, we shared the fasting cut (iftar), in coincidence with the Muslim month of Ramadan.

We want to thank you so much for participating in this encounter. It was certainly an invaluable experience for the ones who were able to attend.

As they said “We don’t know each other well enough. it`s time to be friends”

“Are we governed by the Media?”-8th Encounter

Otto Frank Space

On July 17th, we met among youngsters one more time, to talk about the past and present influence of the Media in our society.

Together with Tali Goldman, journalist and political scientist, we selected some pieces of news, published by different platforms, to analyse the countless strategies used by the Media to communicate according to the interests they respond to, often manipulating information, and therefore affecting our opinion, in the aim of creating common sense.

Thank you Tali, for being part of our meeting! And thank you, youngsters, for committing to this space which, in the end, belongs to you.

Let’s not settle with the truth we are told and look for our own!

“Are youngsters dangerous or in danger? About the age of imputability in our country”- 9th Encounter

Otto Frank Space

On july 1st, we had our 9th Encounter with Marta Gomez, member of Madres en Lucha (Riesgo Social)/Mothers in Struggle (Social Risk), and Silvia Stuchlik, social scientist. We talked about the situation of the minors who commit crimes in our country, and the legal project to lower the age of imputability, in order to eventually imprison them.

Training of guides for students from Liceum 9

In the frame of a proposal we developed together with the school, on June 22nd and 23rd, we received two classes from 3rd year (Secondary School), to train them to be guides and eventually become members of our team.

We had a big group of over 50 students, who went through different workshops to approach the topics our exhibitions work with.

We thank the students very much for their participation and enthusiasm in every stage, and the teachers for trusting us with their students.

Congratulations to the new guides!

Training guides in Rio Gallegos


During June, we travelled to the city of Río Gallegos, Province of Santa Cruz. Over 3000 people attended the exhibitions. We are deeply grateful to the coordinators and volunteer guides who made it possible for this project to be carried out.

At the same time, we continue our tour with the exhibitions through Buenos Aires Province. And after having a rewarding experienciae at Vicente Lopez district, last month we carried out a new presentation of the exhibitions at Lanus district. Also, the first training course of the Project with the city of Cañada de Gómez took place. On this event, 50 volunteer guides from Correa, Villa Eloisa, Bustinza and Cañada were formed. The exhibition will remain there until July 4th, and then it will travel to the city of Correa. It will be able to be visited From July 5th to 7th, and from the 24th to the 27th it will be open to the public at Villa Eloisa. After that, it will be exposed at Bustinza, from the 27th to the 30th. The project´s second training course will take place between July 31th and August 1st at the city of Totoras, where local guides will be trained. So will happen at Salto Grande, Lucio Vicente López and Clason.

Moreover, a high impact Project was released in the Department of Iriondo, Santa Fe province, in which 12 localities are participants.

1º Literary and Educational Projects Contest in the Province of Tucumán

Literary Contest in Tucuman

This year, in the province of Tucuman, took place the 1º Literary Contest exclusive for youngsters, guides and teachers of the province. The government of Tucuman, along with the Anne Frank Centre, organized this very important initiative and was very gratified to see how many young people and teachers from different places of the province participated. After presenting their literary texts, the winners elaborated and defended in the colloquium their educational projects to decrease violence and discrimination in the classrooms. We congratulate all those who participated for their initiative!

As an award, the winners of the literary contest will travel to Buenos Aires to meet the Anne Frank Centre and tour the city as an important recognition for their achievement. We greatly congratulate the three winners of the trip to Amsterdam that will join the 8º delegation that leaves to the Netherlands on July 17th!

Citizen Statement Illustrious to Rabbi Daniel Goldman for the Porteña Legislature

Citizen Statement Illustrious

The Centro Anne Frank particularly congratulates Rabbi Daniel Goldman on his statement as an Illustrious Citizen by the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Rabbi Goldman is a member of our Honor Committee and has demostrated a deep commitment to the defense of human rights and interreligious dialogue.

We greatly congratulate the rabbi for this much-deserved recognition and thank him for his commitment and support as always.

End of the one on one courses from the first quarter

Face-to-Face Courses

After deep reflections and debates on the practical activities, we had meetings for the final evaluations during the month of June. The students handed in their final work during a meeting which concluded the course. We want especially to thank the schools from the province of Buenos Aires, that each Saturday they would travel long distances to keep on educating themselves and contributing within their professional spaces.

End of the virtual course

We came to an end with a new group of people who participated in our online course. The 8th of july, we’ll receive all the participants from different places in our museum. If you haven’t participated yes, enrol for the next group that will start on august 19th.

You can enrole sending an email to institutoanafrank@gmail.com or calling (011) 3533-8505 int. 34