20th Anniversary of Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin
A grand ceremony was held at the Red City Hall to mark 20 years of Anne Frank Zentrum BerlinDecember 05th, 2014
“What moves people and what can move people”
December 4th marked 20 years of Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin. The ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Red City Hall. The theme of the celebration was “What moves people and what can move people.” Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, delivered the grand opening speech, while the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Monique van Daalen emphasized the importance of the work of Anne Frank Zentrum. The ceremony offered a glimpse into the history, a concept and future of the center and also an opportunity to thank the workers and volunteers at the center.
Anne Frank’s school friends made an appearance
Prof. Dr. Peter Steinbach, Scientific Director of the German Resistance Memorial gave a lecture on learning from history. Director of the Anne Frank Center, Patrick Siegele also delivered a speech on what 20 years means for the center. Sophie School provided the music program and the audience listened to readings from the diary of Anne Frank. The official program was followed by a reception, where guest of honor, Jacqueline van Maarsen, Anne Frank’s school friends and her husband Ruud Sanders paid a visit. The Governing Mayor of Berlin, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands supported ceremony.
Strengthening values of freedom and equality
The Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin is a partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Its main focus is to promote the memory of Anne Frank and her famous diary. The activities of the Anne Frank Zentrum seek to strengthen the values of freedom, equality and democracy and combat Anti Semitism, racism and discrimination.
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