“Our chestnut tree is in full bloom. It’s covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year”
May 12, 1944, Anne Frank
Literary Connections and Educational Resources
Holocaust Memorial Center Resources
Anne Frank: Creating Context in Reading the Diary of a Young Girl
Educational training presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center. Contact Timothy.Constant@holocaustcenter.org to schedule this workshop.
A Tree in the Courtyard – Literary Connections
A guide for A Tree in the Courtyard by Jeff Gottesfeld and illustrated by Peter McCarty. Click here to view (Password: AnneFrankTree). Copies of A Tree in the Courtyard are available for purchase at the Doris and Eric Billes Museum Shop at the Holocaust Memorial Center.
Let’s Talk About Anne Frank: A Family Discussion Guide
This guide was created to stimulate and enhance conversation between adults and children, teachers and students as they read The Diary of Anne Frank. Historical facts and background information are provided to offer a fuller understanding of the environment Anne was living in during the Holocaust experienced in the Netherlands in the 1940s, as well as context to Anne’s life prior to living in the Annex. Click here to view.
The Kappy Family Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel Night Art & Writing Competitions
These annual Art & Writing Competitions for middle and high school aged students are presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center. They strive to educate young learners about the Holocaust, engage them through Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel’s profound stories, and empower them to move from thought to action using creative expression. Click here to learn more.
Anne Frank Youth Network – Toolkit
Excellent source for extension activities and lessons from the Anne Frank House in a tool-kit format which enhances classroom instruction, as well as personal knowledge of Anne Frank’s personal story, within historical context. Click here to view.
A Reader’s Companion to Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
A rich resource to add to your reading of Anne’s diary from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Click here to view.
Exploring Anne Frank’s Diary
Structured lessons from the USHMM that offer additional insight into Anne’s diary. Click here to view.