Centro Ana Frank Argentina


We made the placement of the fundamental stone of the Theater "Ana Frank"

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Rodolfo D´onofrio, Zoe Hochbaum, Sergio Torres, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Héctor Shalom.

On Thursday, April 19, we began the construction of the future Ana Frank Theater, the first Theater in the world in honor of Ana.

The act began with words of Hector Shalom, who recalled the special date, being the same day of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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Zoe Hochbaum reading fragments of the Diary of Ana Frank.

The Theater, which will have space for 200 people, will be opened with the unipersonal The Window of the Tree and Ana Frank (directed by Nicolas Gil Lavedra) played by Zoe Hochbaum. During the ceremony, Zoe moved us with reading fragments of the Diary of Anne Frank, showing how excited she was to represent the young woman. He thanked the Museum for offering him the possibility of participating in such a wonderful project.

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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta with Mauricio, Patricia y Naomi Szulman.

The Fundamental Stone marked the culminating point of the night; discovered by the three generations of the Szulman family, who gave the current land of the Center in 2009 and next location of the Theater, and Lic. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, one of the speakers of the day, that commented on the matter “I believe that the step of having a theater room is going to give more life to the center, and this is going to allow us to bring more boys who continue to receive this beautiful message”. For her part, Patricia Szulman, said that this is a way to collaborate with the enormous task carried out by the Museum.

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Camila Kauf on the left and Miguel Baudizzone on the right.

Architect Miguel Baudizzone designed the Theater and during the event presented its features, the architect Roberto Chomer and Marcelo Izraelewicz have collaborated on it. Engineer Guillermo Sambresqui and the collaboration of the architect Fabian Tantos. We also have words from a young museum guide, Camila Kauf, who shared her experiences as part of the Museum team. The night closed with the words of Federal Judge Sergio Torres, President of the Academic Advisory Council of the Centro Ana Frank and a toast to all present.

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On the left Mónica Dawidowicz, Brian Shapira. Jonathan Karszenbaum y Fabiana Mindlin. On the right Laura Conte, Clara Wainstein e Ida Scharsman, y Gabriel Hochbaum.

Also accompanied the event Dr. Julio Toker, President of the Friends Association of the Centro Ana Frank; Dr. Brian Shapira, representing the Secretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the Nation Claudio Avruj; Enrique Avogadro, Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires; Daniel Tarnopolsky, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Rabin Silvina Chemen of the Bet-El Community; Rodolfo D’onofrio, President of the River Plate club; Victoria Montenegro, Legislator of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and President of the Human Rights Commission; Dr. Maria Luisa Storani, Parliamentarian of MERCOSUR and member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Ana Frank Centro; Norma Morandini, Director of the Observatory of Human Rights of the Honorable Senate of the Nation; Alejandro Gomez, Minister of Culture; Laura Conte, Clara Wainstein and Ida Scharsman, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Founding Line; Dr. Diego Marias, President of the Commission of Constitutional Affairs, Legislature of Buenos Aires. In addition, Monica Dawidowicz, survivor of the Shoa; Lic. Pamela Malewicz, Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of CABA; Lic. Natasha Steinberg, Chief of Staff of the Subsecretariat of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of CABA; Jonathan Karszenbaum and Fabiana Mindlin both Directors of the Holocaust Museum; Gonzalo Conte, Open Memory and theatrical entrepreneur; and Carlos Rottemberg, among many others.

The Theater “Ana Frank” stands as a new space for artistic expression that allows the creation and execution of activities related to human rights, inclusion against all forms of violence and discrimination.

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Héctor Shalom with Zoe Hochbaum.


Our special thanks to Maria Eugenia Vidal, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Filmus, National Deputy CABA and Horacio Salvador, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in the Netherlands, for expressing their commitment to the project as well as to the many expressions of support.