Thursday, January 24, 2019

Anne Frank: A History of Today

For High School Students & the Public: As International Holocaust Remembrance Day (see We Remember Every Day) approaches, Abq Jew would like to bring the work of New Mexico Human Rights Projects to your attention. In particular -

Anne Frank: A History of Today
A Unique Peer Education Program for High School Students

New Mexico Human Rights Projects is proud to be a long-time partner organization of the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. As an international partner, NMHRP is honored to be part of the worldwide tour of their exhibition: Anne Frank – A History for Today, shown in more than forty countries.

Anne Frank – A History for Today shows the impact of Nazi policy on the family of Anne Frank, the world-famous German-born diarist and WWII Holocaust victim. It shows photographs of Anne Frank’s childhood in Frankfurt and in Amsterdam, and portrays the rise of the Nazis, the persecution of the Jews, and, very importantly, the way the people responded against the background of the Holocaust and WWII.

Based on the concept of “peer education,” students in New Mexico high schools will be trained to be the exhibition guides. The guides explain the content to their fellow students and, by asking questions, challenge them to reflect on the historical events and to make relevant connections with issues in contemporary society.

Anne Frank House staff will train eight students from each participating school to become familiar with the content of the exhibit and with its educational goals and methods; they will be taught how to present the information in an appealing way and how to initiate a discussion with their peers and other visitors on issues regarding tolerance and discrimination.

Anne Frank: A History of Today
Bosque School Public Exhibit

The public is invited to visit the Anne Frank: A History of Today exhibit at Bosque School on Wednesday, January 30 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Ford Library. Trained student docents will lead you through the exhibit.

Bosque School is honored to be one of six NM schools to host the internationally acclaimed Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit. Organized in NM by New Mexico Human Rights Projects, the exhibit has been shown in more than forty countries.

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