The Anne Frank Trust UK

Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination

WHO WE ARE

The Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity, that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We have been established since 1991. Our education programmes use Anne Frank’s powerful life story and diary as their starting point. We are the only organisation in the UK licensed to use Anne Frank’s name and writing to make links with issues in contemporary society.

OUR MISSION

To use Anne Frank's life and inspirational diary as a starting point to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination

OUR VISION

A society safe from prejudice and discrimination

WHO WE WORK WITH

We partner with schools, local authorities, the criminal justice sector and others to deliver educational programmes to young people in a variety of settings. We impart knowledge about the damage prejudice and hateful attitudes cause and empower each individual to take a stand against it, to embrace positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others.

“The Anne Frank Trust is a driving force, educating young people in some of the most deprived and divided communities in the UK. We must all do our part to continue to encourage more challenging conversations which get to the heart of these divisions in our society. We need to open up the debate, especially with young, impressionable people so they question how they see others in the world around them.”

Daniel Mendoza

Chair of the Anne Frank Trust UK

Sadly, the racial hatred which culminated in the murder of the bright, young teenager Anne Frank in 1945 remains prevalent in our society today. The quality and impact of our approach is recognised by the teaching community, government, police forces, funders and young people, but for all our successes, we have much still to do. It is only through wide-spread education that we can achieve a society truly safe from prejudice and discrimination.”

Robert Posner

Chief Executive, The Anne Frank Trust UK

Anne’s Message and Our Work

Since its publication in 1947, Anne’s diary has been read by millions of people worldwide. By learning about her life and times, we can relate what happened then to what is happening now in our own lives and communities. Our work educates about the dangers caused by prejudice and hatred. Everyone has a part to play in taking a stand against it.

We partner with primary and secondary schools, local authorities, the criminal justice sector and others to deliver educational programmes to young people in a variety of settings.

Anne Frank was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Sadly, from workplaces to school playgrounds, prejudice, discrimination and racial hatred still exist.