The Anne Frank Reading Project is designed with families and communities in mind. Whether you are already familiar with Anne’s words, or are joining the millions already inspired by her Diary, we hope that you find value in collectively reflecting on the Annex at this time of isolation.
This is a project that families and communities weathering isolation can do together. Newcomers to Anne Frank’s Diary will read the book fresh, while participants who know Anne’s story will be provided with external readings and videos selected to stimulate thought and discussion on key themes.
- Diary Readings:
- Read to Tuesday 18 May 1943
- Guiding Questions for First Time Readers
- What do you know about the Netherlands?
- What role did Canada play in liberating the Netherlands?
- Additional Material for First Time Readers:
- The Netherlands – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Guiding Questions for Repeat Readers:
- What does “authenticity” mean? Can an edited document be considered authentic?
- Are the differences between Anne’s original diary and the published versions important?
- Is it ever right to censor a historical document that is released to the public?
- Additional Material for Repeat Readers:
- Herbert Mitgang – An Authenticated Edition of Anne Frank’s Diary – The New York Times, 8 June 1989
- The Two Versions of Anne’s Diary – The Anne Frank House