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Remembering the Kristallnacht Pogrom 1938

High School Student Workshop

Defending Human Rights and Justice for all - The Legacy of Anne Frank

Friday, 8 November 2019 
10:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
United Nations, Conference Room 12

Anne Frank’s family fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in the Netherlands. However, when Anne was thirteen, the family was forced once more to leave their home to go into hiding, to escape the Nazis. The interactive workshop will help students learn about the Anne’s life and experiences while living in hiding, and her diary that lives on as a legacy and inspiration for young people today. Through testimonies of other young people who experienced more recent atrocity crimes, and finally that of a young refugee fleeing conflict in the 21st Century, students will reflect on what they can do to defend the rights of refugees and contribute to building together a world that is just and peaceful.

Welcoming remarks:

Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

H.E. Mr. Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The event is organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, New York, and Facing History and Ourselves, New York.