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 Thursday 6 January 1944
- Guiding Questions for First Time Readers
- Are there any similarities between your daily routine, and daily life in the Annex?
- What can you do that the residents of the Annex could not?
- Additional Material for First Time Readers:
- A Typical Day in the Secret Annex – The Anne Frank House
- Guiding Questions for Repeat Readers:
- Is it appropriate to adapt a personal diary into entertainment like plays?
- How much latitude should an artist have in changing narrative or representation?
- Do interventions with modern technologies and practices like selfies help or hinder our understanding of the past?
- Additional Material for Repeat Readers:
- Nina Siegal – The (Video) Diary of Anne Frank – The New York Times, 22 April 2020
- Watch a few episodes of the Video Diary from the Anne Frank House
- Oliver Holmes – Instagram Holocaust diary Eva.Stories sparks debate in Israel – The Guardian, 8 May 2019