From Desperation to Inspiration: The Anne Frank Diary at the United Nations,
9 November 2017  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The United Nations Department of Public Information is pleased to invite high school teachers to bring their students to  United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday 9 November 2017, to participate in an educational event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to remember the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom and mark the 70th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl.
The event is being organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, New York, and Facing History and Ourselves, New York. The programme will help students learn about Anne’s life during the Holocaust, her family’s struggle to find safe haven as refugees and how she created a diary that lives on as a legacy and inspiration for young people today.  Students will also study the work of four writers whose lives were impacted by discrimination and conflict, and view the personal stories of refugees in Syria and Myanmar to better understand how hatred and prejudice can have a devastating impact on human lives. Students will have the opportunity to discuss passages from Anne’s diary during the event and make presentations on the four writers. Instructions and details on the event will be available in the Teachers’ Guide that will be sent to all teachers when they register. Please register at
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