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 invited high school teachers to bring their students to United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday 9 November 2017, for an educational event 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 was 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 helped 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 also studied the work of four writers whose lives were impacted by discrimination and conflict, and viewed 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 had the opportunity to discuss passages from Anne’s diary during the event and make presentations on the four writers. A recording of the event can be viewed on
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