Centro Ana Frank Argentina


Welcome June, welcome the month of the 89° Anniversary of the Birthday of Anne Frank

Commemorating the 89th Anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank and the 9th Anniversary of the Centro Ana Frank we have an agenda full of events and surprises.

On June 12 we were in the Porteña Legislature, where our Coordinator of Publications and Educational Productions, Rabina Silvina Chemen, was declared outstanding personality in the field of Human Rights. On June 28 we will carry out our anniversary ceremony at the River Plate Micro-stadium to which all of you are invited and on June 30, following tradition, we’ll be waiting for you to enjoy our Open Museum.

Throughout the newsletter we will tell you all the details of these and others activities. You can not miss it!

We hope to see you!

The Open Museum is coming!

Open Museum

Framed in the 89th Anniversary of Anne Frank´s Birthdate and the 9th Anniversary of Centro Ana Frank, the 2018 edition of the Open Museum will take place on Saturday, June 30th, from 2 to 8 pm, which will be a great opportunity to visit us and enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour.

This year, we will have a buffet to benefit the Kellun Project, for which we will propose visitors to bring non-perishable food, given the access to the museum will be cost-free all day.

The program will take the testimony of Anne Frank as a starting point to go through different historical periods, highlighting her legacy and message of hope.

Among the main proposals included in the program, we can mention:

  • Guided tours
  • Access to the recreation of the Secret Annex, where Anne Frank remained for two years with 7 other people, unique in Latin America
  • Live testimonies
  • Audiovisual material
  • Debate activities
  • Special proposals for kids
  • Guided tours in sign language
  • Book store with special discounts
  • Raffles

We will be waiting for you at Superi 2647, in order to live an extraordinary experience.

Memories of the Second training of guides in 2018!

Training of Guides

On May 11th and 12th, a new group of youngsters completed the two-day training to become part of our volunteers´ team. Deeply moved and inspired by Anne Frank´s message, they committed to contribute to the spread of her legacy.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation. It will be a pleasure to support you in this new path, for which we wish you the best.

Welcome to our team!

School visits: an extraordinary experience for your students

School Visits

We invite you to visit us with your students, in order to share a tour which starts from the testimony of Anne Frank, going through different historical periods, until we get to the present. Leaded by one of our young volunteer guides, our visit encourages to think about the importance of Human Rights, analyzing different periods of history during which they were severely put at risk.

In order to book a date, you can reach us at 3533-8505 from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm.

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

We look forward to your visit!

Individual visits: Come and see!

Individual Visits

The museum waits for you with an ideal proposal to share with friends and family. Guided by a member from our team of young volunteers, we offer an instance to think about the role of Human Rights within time, being the testimony of Anne Frank the starting point to analyse different historical processes, until we get to our days.

Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm, 2×1 in the general ticket.

For any consult, you can reach us at 3533-8505 int 30 or visitas.centroanafrank@gmail.com

Don’t miss this!

“Otto Frank” Youth Thinking Space: “50 years from the French May, 1968. Echoes of the Youth Struggle”

Otto Frank Youth Thinking Space

On Saturday, May 5th we had a very special Encounter with the members of the Youth Thinking space.

Firstly, we shared a very interesting debate regarding the events occurred in France in 1968, moving on to discuss other examples in our history of youngsters struggling to make the world a fairer place.

Later on, we said goodbye to a very special room in our museum, where many of our activities took place during these years. As a symbolic act of farewell, the guides spread all their creativity and expressiveness along the walls, leaving their messages before letting the place go, in order to start building the first Theatre with the name of Anne Frank, which is expected to have its opening by the end of this year.

Thank you, young people, for taking the lead in this special moment!

“Otto Frank” Youth Thinking Space: “Militancy and Resistance. The youngsters in the Warsaw Ghetto”

Otto Frank Youth Thinking Space

On Saturday, May 19th, we had an enriching encounter with youngsters from Habonim Dror Argentina, a Jewish Socialist-Zionist movement.

We had the opportunity to go deeper into the event occurred during the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as to learn about this movement of youngsters who visited us and share the belonging to an organization which aims to improve the reality we live in and fight against social injustice.

Thank you for joining us!

The moment of the meeting between more than two thousand participants from the Newspaper Project is approaching!

Newspaper Project

Students between 10 and 13 years old and students from special education schools were invited the last months to research and write about Anne Frank, Nazism, the last military dictatorship in Argentina and Human Rights today.

Surveys, interviews, campaign posters, research notes, letters from readers, poetry, jokes and comics, make up, among other texts, the 100 titles that have been produced by the groups this year.

Each newspaper has been designed by our team in the form of a panel and it will be presented in a striking exhibition to be visited by the public at the Anniversary Event of the Anne Frank Center at the River Plate Micro-Stadium, one of the biggest football stadiums of the city.

It will be a great pleasure to welcome all the young writers to celebrate the important achievements that can be reached in joint work in favor of reflection, critical thinking and transformative action. Thanks to all the participating schools.

We are waiting for you on 28th June, at 9:00am, at the River Plate Micro-Stadium (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, CABA).

You can still participate in the Literary Contests “From Anne Frank to our days”

Literary Contests

We invite you to express yourself in a literary way through the Ana Frank Center contests. The proposal is to develop yours own texts linked to Anne Frank, Nazism, the last military dictatorship in Argentina and Human Rights at present, diversity and coexistence.

The deadline of the 10th national contest, organized into 4 categories, aimed at young people between 13 and 25 years old and educators of all levels, is the 29th June. Bases: https://bit.ly/2I0QyIl

The 6th Inclusive Literary Contest, aimed at young people from 13 years and adults who are part of special education institutions, closes on 13rd July. Bases: https://bit.ly/2HxtLXx

We want to tell you with great joy that at the end of May the second contest developed in the Iriondo Department, Province of Santa Fe, and the first in Escobar’s party, Province of Buenos Aires, closed. In the next newsletter we will present the winners of both competitions that will be part of the delegation to Amsterdam in July 2018!

The always celebrated Meetings of Schools in diversity began

Schools in diversity

It is already a tradition in the Center, to carry out this beautiful activity of meeting between schools of different origins, neighborhoods, religions, modalities, styles… There isn’t any school same as other, so it is always very enriching to introduce themself, get to know each other and exchange experiences. We have received in this opportunity to: Austin Eco Bilingual School, Sacred Heart of Jesus School and The Annunciation School.


The students visited the museum and shared reflection workshops on how to understand and intervene in situations of violence in everyday life and how to try to avoid or dissuade them.

The space of the ‘quincho’, where the other 31 meetings took place, will soon be the Ana Frank Theater, so this activity also represented for us a farewell to the space. We thanks to all the young people and teachers for their enthusiastic and active participation! Until the next meeting!

Meeting of inspectors of the Special Education Modality in the museum.

Schools in diversity

On 23rd of May we received the visit of the Director of Special Education of the General Directorate of Culture and Education, Daniel del Torto, and inspectors of Special Education from several districts of the province of Buenos Aires to get to know the Museum, the projects and activities that we offer, and generate new proposals that respond to their realities and interests. It was a very enriching exchange that allowed us to consolidate ties and networks for the future. We appreciate the commitment, support and interest of the Directorate of Special Education of the province of Buenos Aires in our different proposals.

You’re still in time to sign up for the Teacher’s Seminar in The Netherlands 2018!

Teacher´s Seminar

Aimed to educators, the Instituto Ana Frank for Teacher Training organizes its 3rd Teacher Training Seminar in the City of Amsterdam, along with the Official Delegation, winners of the Literary Contest “From Anne Frank to our days” and guides of the Centro Ana Frank.

Our goal is understanding the phenomena of violence and discrimination among people, particularly in the school environment. We will investigate ethical, political and social aspects that affect the complexity of these problems. We will analyze the role of the educator and the possible intervention strategies of the school to prevent, mitigate and / or counteract these processes that act in society.

The trip will take place in the city of Amsterdam, where we will be visiting significant places visited and traveled by Ana and her family. In addition, we will make a special visit to The Hague.

A different place to our own allows us to rethink values, beliefs and points of view. Visiting spaces related to our own roots or direct experiences that challenge us open the opportunity to explore our own identity.

Are you going to miss this unique opportunity?

Contact us for more information: institutoanafrank@gmail.com

Training workshops

In June we began with training workshops for teachers and the general public interested in addressing in depth problems related to the teaching of memory topics. The focus will be on addressing the contents and resources for the transmission proposed by the Anne Frank Museum from different perspectives.

Victims, victimizers, observers and protectors: social attitudes and authoritarian regimes. The cases of Nazism in Europe and state terrorism in Argentina.

Training workshops

Friday 1/6 from 5pm to 6pm and Saturday 2/6 from 10am to 1pm

This course seeks to deepen the analysis of the relationship between authoritarian regimes and society by taking account of the forms that acquired complicity, resistance, opposition, fear, adhesion, denial, collaboration, among other existing social attitudes during those processes.

The objects and the memory. Exhibition narratives: keys to the school visit to the Anne Frank Museum.

Training workshop

Saturday 30/6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What happens to objects when you want to preserve the memory? How to resignify them in the context of the exhibition? This meeting proposes a reflection on the relationship established with the objects as bearers of a story and proposes clues to address their uniqueness in the school visit to the museum.

If you are interested in participating in our workshops or want to receive more information, send us an email to: institutoanafrank@gmail.com

“The Diary of Anne Frank”: Theater and traveling exhibition

The Diary of Anne Frank

We continue with the second stage of the “The Anne Frank’s diary” project. In it we combine functions of musical theater produced together with GENERARTE and the itinerancy of the exhibition “Reading and writing with Anne Frank”.

The Project is carried out within the framework of Cultural Patronage for C.A.B.A, all activities are free, thus allowing the participation of more schools in the experience.

Do you want to know more about the project?
For more information and registration write to Institutoanafrank@gmail.com

Read and write with Anne Frank in schools

We started with the training workshops for teachers around the traveling exhibition “Reading and writing with Anne Frank”. These activities seek to provide tools for teachers to work in schools with their students, the figure of Anne Frank and her written production. The exhibition highlights the value of reading and creative writing in the context of education.

information: Institutoanafrank@gmail.com

Teacher Training in the City of Buenos Aires

Teacher training

On Tuesday, May 29, the Ana Frank Teacher Training Institute participated in the panel on “Photo Essay” within the framework of the Training Days organized by the Curriculum Operations Management of the Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires.

In this activity, 36 schools of Orientation in Social Sciences and Humanities participated. There we worked on the use of photography in the teaching of the Holocaust and in particular the use of photography in the museographic installations of the Anne Frank Museum.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit us and see for yourselves these issues put into practice!


Day of adolescents and young people inclusion and coexistence against all forms of violence and discrimination

In the framework of the “Day of adolescents and young people inclusion and coexistence against all forms of violence and discrimination”, which is celebrated on June 12 in commemoration of the birth of Anne Frank, The Anne Frank Centro has developed teaching material: “Anne Frank, a legacy to address coexistence in the classroom”.

The material contains didactic units to teach the Holocaust and the history of Anne Frank from different activities and resources. The proposals that it gathers were specially designed to be taken to the classroom, so that the teachers take ownership of them and make them part of their teaching proposals.

We hope that this material is another opportunity to reflect and transforming the classrooms into spaces of coexistence in diversity.

You can access the material by clicking here.

The Travelling Exhibitions are touring the country

Travelling exhibitions

Within the framework of a cooperation agreement with Minister of Education of the Nation through the Education and Memory Programme the exhibitions “Anne Frank – a history for today” and “Types of Violence. Gazes through Gender” travelled to Mendoza City and Tunuyán. And after a volunteer peer guides’ training was held, the exhibition remained open to public from 2nd to 24th May.

Travelling exhibitions

Moreover, a peer guides training took place on 18th and 19th May at Cayasta City including local youngsters as well as from the locality of Helvecia. The exhibition remained open to public at Cayasta until May 26th to travel to Helvecia where it was showcased from May 29th to June 3rd.

The exhibitions are expected to continue its tour across Santa Fe Province during the upcoming months as part of a cooperation agreement with the Government of Santa Fe Province.

If you’re interested on showcasing any of our exhibitions in your area contact us!

For more information about the exhibition go to http://www.centroanafrank.com.ar/muestras-itinerantes or e-mail us to proyectoscafa@gmail.com.

You can still join the Netherlands Youth Programme, July 2018!

Youth Programme

The Anne Frank Center is encouraging the youth to take part of the 9th Delegation to The Netherlands to share the “Amsterdam from Anne Frank´s sight” experience with peer guides and interested youngsters from all over the country.

The programme is aimed to Centro Ana Frank´s and the travelling exhibitions´ peer guides; and interested and committed youngsters who are willing to live this wonderful experience, which will always remain on their retina and soul.

The aim of this programme is to empower the youth and provide a learning experience and exchange opportunity understanding the context Anne Frank and her family lived and getting to reflect about it: by touring the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague, including official receptions events and a specially guided visit to the Anne Frank House. We will also be visiting closed places for common visitors, the house where they remained in hiding, which contains the original “Diary”, among many other unforgettable places.

Departure: Monday, July 16th 2018.

REPORTS AND RESERVATIONS: Centro Ana Frank. Superí 2647 – CABA (1430)
Tel.: (11) 3533-8505 or via e-mail to proyectoscafa@gmail.com

Congratulations Rabina Silvina Chemen! recognized by the Porteña Legislature as a prominent personality in the field of Human Rights

Silvina Chemen

Our Coordinator of Publications and Educational Productions, Rabin Silvina Chemen, was named outstanding personality in the field of Human Rights.

The act took place on June 12 at 6:00 pm in the Golden Hall of the Legislative Palace, Peru 160.

The panel was integrated by Estela Barnes de Carlotto, President of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo; Sergio Torres, Federal Judge of the Nation; Pamela Malewicz, Under Secretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the City; María Luisa Storani, Parliamentary Deputy of Mercosur; María Rachid, Head of the Institute against Discrimination of the Ombudsman of the City of Buenos Aires; Daniel Goldman, Rabbi Community Bet El and co-president of the IDI; and Nancy Falcón, Alba Multicultural Dialogue Center.

It was a pride for us to share that moment with her!

Two new pages of Anne Frank’s diary were revealed

New pages

“I’ll use this ruined page to write roguish jokes” wrote Anne Frank.

On Tuesday May 15 the Anne Frank House together with Huygens ING and NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies presented the contents of pages 78 and 79 of Anne Frank’s diary that were hidden by gummed brown paper.

Thanks to the advancement of technology we can now know what Ana left us in her entry of September 28, 1942: five crossed out sentences, four rogue jokes and 33 lines where she displays her vision about sex education.

Dear Anne Frank, you never cease to amaze us.

We leave the link of the official note of the Anne Frank House:

We received the visit of Sabine Gimbrere


In the month of May we were pleased to receive the visit of Sabine Gimbrere, Director of the International Office of the City of Amsterdam, who toured our Museum by the hand of Hector Shalom, Director of the Anne Frank Center.

Topics related to the interaction between the Museum and the city of Amsterdam were discussed, involving topics that migrated from the educational to the artistic space.

The activities of the next delegation that will visit the Netherlands in July 2018 was one of the central themes of the day.

As a Museum we continue to work to expand and diversify the experiences of those who decide to make this fascinating trip with us.

Meeting of the Academic Council of the Anne Frank Center

Academic Council

This month our Academic Council chaired by Dr. Sergio Torres, Federal Judge of the Nation; and composed by María Luisa Storani, Parliamentary Deputy of Mercosur; Ana Maria Ravaglia, Advisor to the Honorable Chamber of Senators; Ignacio Hernaiz, Director of the Office of the OEI-Mercosur in Uruguay and Regional Coordinator of the Ibero-American Institute of Human Rights Education of the OEI, Lic. Luis Quevedo, General Manager of EUDEBA and Héctor Shalom, Director of the Centro Ana Frank, met with the agenda to evaluate the actions to follow of our institution before negationist visions.

Pronounced and disseminated in recent weeks, these visions intend to deny the events that took place during the last Argentine Military Dictatorship and the genocide carried out during the Holocaust.

From the Anne Frank Center we continue working every day to deconstruct these visions lacking historical foundations and to generate a more egalitarian world and with respect towards our neighbor.

We want to know your words to the Anne Frank Museum

Words to the Museum

On May 14, we launched a new space in our social networks dedicated exclusively to reading you, friends of the Museum. We want to share among and for all, the words that the visitors of the Museum leave us every day in our book of signatures and in the social networks.

Ana Frank inspires and awakens in each person something different, if you have nice words for the Museum, write them and upload a photo to your networks mentioning us with the user @centroanafrankargentina using the hashtag #PalabrasAlMuseo and we will share them.

Let’s make our learning a collective message!

Be part of our Centro Ana Frank’s Friends Association

Centro Ana Frank´s Friends Association

For 9 years, the Museo Ana Frank has been carrying out the mission of spreading and reaching more and more people with the legacy of that inspiring girl, who with her creativity and courage gave us a message of resistance, inclusion and peace.

Today we invite you to collaborate with the realization of our goals and with everything that the figure of Ana symbolizes, so that her words may invite more children, youth and adults to reflect.

The Museum is undergoing a process of growth, we are building the first Ana Frank Theater in the world, a space for multiple artistic and educational expressions.

Today you have the opportunity to collaborate with the construction of this Theater with the amounts of:
$ 500
$ 1000
$ 2500

You can also contribute so that more kids visit the Museum:
$ 240: 4 kids can visit the museum for free.
$ 540: 9 kids can visit the museum for free.
$ 900: 50% of a school group can accesse the museum free of charge.
$ 1500: 1 EDUCATIONAL KIT of the Museo Ana Frank, with publications, DVDs, exclusive work guides is donated to an educational institution to develop activities in the classroom.

Thank you very much!

*The visits to the Museum includes tours with our young volunteer guides and talks on the axes of non-violence, inclusion and human rights adapted for children.

Contributions are received by transfer to the following bank account:
Anne Frank Stichting Fund
Bco. Credicoop
CBU 1910218255221800990360 (dollar account)
Administration: adm.centroanafrank@gmail.com and (011) 3533-8505 (official receipts)
The values reflected in the text are in Argentine pesos.

“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait even a single moment before beginning to improve the world!”
Anne Frank