Anne Frank is known throughout the world as the girl who fled to Amsterdam from Germany with her parents to escape the Nazi regime. Once the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, her family went into hiding where she wrote her famous diary. Her family's hiding place was discovered in 1944, and they were deported. In 1945 at the age of 15, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp.
The Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin promotes the values of freedom, equality and democracy, and combats Antisemitism, racism and discrimination. The permanent exhibit “Anne Frank here and now” has been on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum since November 4, 2006. It is a cooperative project with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank's life, connects it to the world she lived in, and relates history to the present day. The exhibit includes pictures, films, and objects that describe Anne Frank's world in the context of National Socialism, the persecution of the Jews, and World War II.
In her diary, Anne Frank wrote about questions of identity and values as well as the issues of discrimination, war, and civil courage. The exhibit encourages visitors to consider these questions as well. It is an exhibition of active learning complete with theme-based modules and computer workstations.
The Anne Frank Zentrum is located at Rosenthaler Straße 39. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.