On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank was given a diary, in which she recorded her thoughts and feelings before and whilst in hiding. After her death in 1945, her father, Otto Frank, decided to publish her diary in order to challenge the racial hatred that had led to the death of his daughter.

Otto continued to tell his daughter’s story around the world until his death in 1980, even appearing on the BBC’s Blue Peter in 1976. In particular, Otto Frank wanted there to be an educational organisation in the UK in memory of Anne. In 1990, the Anne Frank Trust was created, fulfilling Otto’s wish.  


We work in schools, prisons and local communities around the UK. Using the story of Anne Frank and the lessons that we can learn from her diary, we encourage people to consider the impact of prejudice and hatred in their local area and to stand up against it. 

To find out more about the Anne Frank Trust, visit our website.

Why not sign the Anne Frank Declaration and make a personal promise to help stop hatred in your community.


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