New York City

United States

38 Crosby Street
New York
Phone: 212.431.7993
Fax: 212.431.8375

The Anne Frank Center USA

The Anne Frank Center USA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the universal message of tolerance by developing and disseminating a variety of educational programs, including exhibitions, workshops, and special events.

The mission of The Anne Frank Center USA is to advance the legacy of Anne Frank and teach the lessons of her time to educate young people and communities about the consequences of intolerance and the need to identify and challenge prejudice. We utilize the Diary and spirit of Anne Frank, which provide unique tools, to inspire and empower the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect.

The Center fulfills its mission through the North American Traveling Exhibit Program, the Exhibition and Education Center in New York City, the Annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards, and through the development of educational materials and programs for teachers and students.

Since it was first published in 1947, Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most powerful memoirs of the Holocaust. Its message of tolerance, courage, and hope in the face of adversity has reached millions. The diary has been translated into more than 67 languages with over 31 million copies sold since its publication over 50 years ago. Anne Frank's story is especially meaningful to young people. For many students in America, the story of Anne Frank is their first, if not their only exposure to the history of the Holocaust.

The Anne Frank Center USA works to:
Effectively introduce young people to Anne Frank, the Frank family's personal story, and the history of the Holocaust;
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Permanent Collection

With its traveling exhibits, The Anne Frank Center USA has introduced over four million young people, from communities large and small, to the story of Anne Frank.
Our exhibits – The Anne Frank Story, Anne Frank: A History for Today, Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945, and Anne Frank - A Private Photo Album – are hosted by communities that want to confront issues of prejudice and intolerance, and that want to educate their young people about the positive values of diversity.


Anne Frank - A Private Photo Album

The Anne Frank Story

Anne Frank: A History for Today

Anne Frank in the World


Visit our SoHo Gallery in New York City

The gallery is open to the public Monday - Thursday , 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Individuals and small groups are welcome. To book a visit to the gallery that would include a guided tour of the exhibit and the opportunity of speaking with a survivor of the Holocaust, call (212) 431-7993 or

Previous Exhibitions

NORTHWEST (Washington, Oregon, Idaho): back to top

Bank of California Building, October 1 - October 30, 1988 (Attendance: 9,000)
Seattle Center Pavillion, November 16 - January 19, 1995-1996 (Attendance: 50,000)
Gonzaga University, April 28 - May 25, 2000 (Attendance: 20,000)
Spokane Public Library, October 4 - 8, 1988 (Attendance: 5,000)

Linn Benton Community College, August 18 - September 25, 1993 (Attendance: 15,000)
First United Methodist Church, January 3 - February 1, 1993 (Attendance: 30,000)
Hood River:
Next Door, Inc., September 1999 (Attendance: TBD)

First United Methodist Church, October 11 - November 8, 1992 (Attendance: 72,000)

Idaho Historical Museum, January 17 - March 4, 2000 (Attendance: 22,000)
Idaho Historical Museum, February 9 - March 7, 1995 (Attendance: 46,500)

WESTCOAST (California, Nevada, Arizona): back to top

North Valley Plaza, October 12 - November 11, 1995 (Attendance: 21,000)
Davis Teen Center, January 29 - February 25, 1995 (Attendance: 7,500)

Fresno Art Museum, February 13 - March 12, 1996 (Attendance: 27,000)
Fullerton Museum Center, April 12 - June 2, 1996
Los Angeles:
Martyr's Memorial Museum of the Holocaust, June 15 - July 13, 1986 (Attendance: 10,000)
Madera Unified School District, May 2003
Town Center of Corte Madera, March 1 - March 30, 1995 (Attendance: 10,000)
Menlo Park:
Menlo Park Recreation Center, October 3 - October...+ [ Read all ]

Forthcoming exhibitions

The Anne Frank Center USA provides the exhibit that you can use as the centerpiece for a community-wide event that focuses on issues of tolerance and human rights. The Planning Guide helps you to organize your event and to activate your community for fundraising, planning and implementing a whole program that includes docent tours for local students, teacher and student workshops, a bookstore, meetings with Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, or others with first hand experience of human rights abuses. And for the large exhibits, a person to help set up the exhibit. The Anne Frank Center USA makes available professional on-site docent training, and for the large exhibit, a person to help you set up the exhibit.

For more information about the details and costs of hosting the exhibit in your community, please contact the Anne Frank Center USA.

Bring the lessons of social justice to underserved communities using an Anne Frank exhibit and you can qualify for subsidized rental rates. Your organization circulates the MINI version of Anne Frank: A History for Today to 10 sites in underserved communities in your region.

Organizers, call: Joseph Motyka at the Anne Frank Center (212) 431-7993 Ex.304.


Contributions are always welcomed.

Opening hours

The gallery is open to the public Monday - Thursday , 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Reservations are recommended.

Getting there

The Anne Frank Center is located at:

38 Crosby Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10013

Between Grand And Broome Streets


Wheel Chair Accessible, Book Store: To Order Books, CD's and Videos Toll-Free: (800) 246-3381

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

Each year on or about Anne Frank's birth date of June 12, scholarships and stipends are given annually to students and educators, respectively, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to combat discrimination, racism, and bias-related violence through involvement in programs offering conflict resolution, Holocaust education, violence prevention, and peer education models to engender understanding among diverse groups and promote social justice. Selection is made by committee based on a combination of any or all of these components. Additional presentations may be made to an outstanding citizen, or business leader, who has made significant contributions addressing humanitarian issues. The goal of the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards is to illustrate and underscore the importance of personal responsibility in a pluralistic society.


Many of the answers to the most frequently asked questions are in the Diary and other study materials. Questions often asked and issues you might want to think about include:

1. How unique was the hiding place or the Secret Annex?

The Franks were most unusual both in finding a place to hide together and in having so many people who were willing to help them. It is very important to put Anne Frank's story in context to the stories of what happened to most Dutch Jews. Three out of four were killed and a very small minority found places to hide, mostly with farmers.

2. Who were the Helpers in the Secret Annex?

Bep Elli Voskuijl, Miep Santrouschitz Gies, Victor Kugler, and Johannes Kleiman. Remember all the silent helpers too, the butcher, the vegetable grocer, Miep's husband, Jan. All of these people were helpers of the Frank family.

3. Why is Anne Frank so well known?

A young Dutch victim of the Holocaust and the author of a famous diary Anne Frank has become a symbol of 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. For many people Anne Frank became a symbol of the six million Jewish men, women, and especially the children who were murdered by the Nazis in the WWII. It is almost impossible to comprehend this number, but the story of Anne Frank makes it possible to understand what the war meant for one of these victims.

4. What language did Anne use to write her diary?

Anne wrote her diary in Dutch.

5. Where did the family go into hiding?
The secret annex was located The Opekta-Works at Prinsengracht 263, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The date the family went into hiding was July 6, 1942.

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The Anne Frank Center USA is committed to providing information and educational materials for teachers and educators about Anne Frank, the history of the Holocaust, and discrimination today.

The Required Reading section currently features a bibliography. The Curriculum section includes teaching guides that are easy to print. The Download Materials area provides easily printable materials that you can use when preparing lesson plans on Anne Frank or related topics. Some material may duplicate text from other sections.

For younger students, we encourage you to visit the Scrapbook section.

In Development


The Anne Frank Center USA provides information and educational materials for students about Anne Frank, the history of the Holocaust, and discrimination today. This section includes answers to frequently asked questions

Downloadable resources
for students Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for students

and other materials to help you when you are studying the Diary.
If you are a younger student, please take a look at our scrapbook for an illustrated version of the Anne Frank Story. You may also be interested in our news and links section.

To keep our materials up to date, we welcome your participation. If you can think of a question we have not answered, please contact us at the Anne Frank Center USA, and tell us about it.


Be A Volunteer!

The Anne Frank Center is actively recruiting volunteers and interns to help at the front desk, answer telephones, and to assist the staff with visitors to the gallery. We are also seeking interns for specific projects. Holocaust survivors and educators are welcomed to volunteer their time and share their experiences. For more information contact us at The Anne Frank Center USA.

The Anne Frank Center USA, founded in 1977, is a non-sectarian, educational organization, that is not-for-profit under the Internal Revenue Code Section {501 (c) (3)}. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Student Membership (to age 21) - ($25)
entitles you to the Anne Frank Center newsletter
Basic Membership ($40)
entitles you to the Anne Frank Center newsletter
Supporting Membership ($100)
includes the newsletter for two adults and a copy of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl will be sent to a child of your choice or to a school library (be sure to enclose the name and address of designated recipient)
Sustaining Membership ($250)
includes all of the above privileges as well as a copy of Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945
Distinguished Membership ($500)
includes all of the above and the audio CD I Am Anne Frank, performed by Andrea Marcovicci
Patron Membership ($1000)
includes all of the above plus a VHS copy of the Academy Award winning documentary film Anne Frank Remembered by Jon Blair.
Benefactor Membership ($5000)
includes all of the above plus an autographed copy of the book, Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies (while supplies last)
The 11th annual Spirit of Anne Frank Awards 2007

To honor of Anne Frank's legacy, the Spirit Awards are presented to educators, students, and citizens to illustrate and underscore the importance of the effort undertaken by individuals to promote mutual respect and social justice in their communities. Find the link on the home page to read the details of this year's award dinner and ceremony scheduled for June 12, Anne Frank's birth date.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS maintain and expand the Center's traveling exhbitions, public and school programs and ensure that Anne Frank's legacy is an ongoing gift to future generations. Large and small donations are always welcome and extremely helpful. ...+ [ Read all ]