Past Event Information

In spring 2013, planting ceremonies began at select sapling locations across the country. Parallel to these events, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect launched its Confronting Intolerance Today speaker series, where we showcase innovative approaches to combating intolerance here in the United States and in the Netherlands, the home of Anne’s beloved chestnut tree.

We hope you can join us for future events!

Check the schedule of future events to see when a planting ceremony takes place at a location near you.

For questions about upcoming events, email saplingproject@annefrank.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

May1

Sapling planting ceremony

Sapling planting ceremony as part of the Holocaust Center for Humanity's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day program.

 2:00 PM

 Seattle Center's Peace Garden

Feb25

2016 Anne Frank Award for Human Dignity and Tolerance

The Anne Frank Center USA is proud to honor Nicholas Kristof and Cindy Hensley McCain with the Netherlands Embassy's Anne Frank Award for their unwavering dedication to human dignity. By invitation only.

 10:00 AM

 Members Room - Library of Congress

Feb9

Anne Frank Tree Educator Workshop Series

In honor of their new permanent exhibit, The Anne Frank Tree, the Clinton Presidential Center will host an annual professional development workshop that emphasizes the complex history of human rights in Arkansas.

 4:00 PM

 The Clinton Presidential Center

Oct2

Sapling Planting Ceremony

Sapling Planting Ceremony

 11:30 AM

 Clinton Presidential Center

Jun12

Anne Frank Birthday Celebration

Honoring the 2015 Difference Maker Awards Recipients, Mary Ferro & Emily Fedrizzi

 7:00 PM

 Southern Cayuga High School Auditorium

May13

Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial–20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join the Wassmuth Center as we gather to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a tribute that began with an Anne Frank exhibit in 1995 by honoring the visionary founders of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

 5:30 PM

 Zion’s Bank – 17th Floor

May13

Sapling Planting Ceremony

Gather in the Memorial for the planting and public dedication of the sapling

 12:00 PM

  Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

Mar24

Confronting Intolerance Today

A panel discussion on immigration reform featuring Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, Deputy-Managing Director on United We Dream, Maria Alegria Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Marleine Bastien, Executive Director Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami.).

 6:30 PM

 The Koubek Center, Miami Dade College

Sep17

2014 Anne Frank Award for Human Dignity and Tolerance

The Anne Frank Center USA was proud to help honor Rabbi David Saperstein and Reverend Canon Andrew White on September 17, 2014 at the Library of Congress in recognition of their unwavering dedication to religious tolerance.

 3:00 PM

 Library of Congress

Jun12

One Year Anniversary

On the date of Anne Frank’s birthday, a One Year Celebration will be held in the Southern Cayuga School district High School auditorium in Poplar Ridge, New York. At 6:30 p.m., a special lecture will take place featuring Rhonda Fink-Whitman, author of the book 94 Maidens. Rhonda is the child of a Holocaust survivor and a Holocaust education advocate from Pennsylvania.

 6:30 PM

 SCCS High School Auditorium

May15

Play

"Conversations with Anne: Growing Up In Hiding"

 1:15 PM

 Southern Cayuga High School Auditorium

May15

Traveling Display

This display runs from May 15th through June 15th From the Children, About the Children, For the Children: Art of the Holocaust

 9:00 AM

 Southern Cayuga High School Cafeteria Hallway

May14

Confronting Intolerance Today

A panel discussion featuring Boris Dittrich, Advocacy Director, LGBT Rights Program, Human Rights Watch; Susan Belinda Christian, Chair, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, and Cecilia Chung, Senior Strategist at the Transgender Law Center.

 6:30 PM

 Consulate General of the Netherlands - San Francisco, CA

May7

Southern Cayuga Community Read

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Opdyke

 7:00 PM

 Emily Howland Elementary School Library

Apr30

Sapling Planting Ceremony

Congressional leaders will plant an Anne Frank Memorial Tree on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 30. The dedication will take place at 3:00 pm at the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. The event is hosted by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Participants will include Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Yvonne Simons, Executive Director of The Anne Frank Center, will speak, among others. The event will be live streamed.

 3:00 PM

 U.S. Capitol

Apr30

Anne Frank Exhibit Opens at U.S. Capitol

In conjunction with the sapling dedication, an exhibit entitled "Anne Frank: A History for Today" will open at the Russell Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol from April 30 through May 9, 2014. Monday-Friday only. On April 30, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30. Senator Carl Levin, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans, and Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House will all be in attendance.

 12:30 PM

 Russell Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol

Apr24

The Last Kiss: Parents Saying Goodbye During the Holocaust

Charlotte Decoster, a Holocaust scholar from the Dallas Holocaust Museum, gives a free community presentation

 7:30 PM

 Creative Access Art Center - Boise, ID

Apr23

Anne and Margot, Beloved and Unforgettable - An Evening with Their Cousin, Buddy Elias

 8:00 PM

 Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy - Boise, ID

Apr3

Confronting Intolerance Today

As part of The New Amsterdam History Center book series The Anne Frank Center USA is proud to present this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history.

 7:00 PM

 Congregation Shearith Israel, 8 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023

Jan25

The World Premier of the Langroise Trio's Like a Tree Planted by the River

In conjunction with the Boise Philharmonic, the Langroise Trio (violin, viola, cello) has commissioned a significant musical work from composer Eric Sandmeyer titled, Like a Tree Planted by the River. The performance will feature guest artist Betsi Hodges and will commemorate the city of Boise receiving a sapling from the chestnut tree outside of Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam. The performance will also feature new works by visual artist Garth Claasen. - FREE ADMISSION

 7:30 PM

 Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy - Boise, ID

Jan24

The World Premier of the Langroise Trio's Like a Tree Planted by the River

In conjunction with the Boise Philharmonic, the Langroise Trio (violin, viola, cello) has commissioned a significant musical work from composer Eric Sandmeyer titled, Like a Tree Planted by the River. The performance will feature guest artist Betsi Hodges and will commemorate the city of Boise receiving a sapling from the chestnut tree outside of Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam. The performance will also feature new works by visual artist Garth Claasen. - FREE ADMISSION

 7:30 PM

 College of Idaho, Langroise Recital Hall - Caldwell, ID

Jan18

Boise Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tilson-Thomas' The Diary of Anne Frank

Discovered by her father in the aftermath of the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s diary is an affirmation of her unwavering belief in the essential goodness of mankind. American conductor and composer Michael Tilson-Thomas honors the inspirational legacy of this young heroine with his masterful The Diary of Anne Frank.

 4:00 PM

 Morrison Center, Boise, ID

Oct27

An Afternoon With Hollywood's Anne Frank

Foster Hirsch, professor of film at Brooklyn College, will interview Millie Perkins, star of George Stevens' acclaimed 1959 film, "The Diary of Anne Frank," about her experience working on the landmark drama. Reception will follow. A free (and optional) screening of the film will begin at 10:30 a.m.

 10:30 AM

 Herzl-Ner Tamid, 3700 E Mercer Way

Oct15

Anne Frank Remembered - Documentary

This award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family through previously unreleased archival material, contemporary interviews, and reels filmed in the actual locations from Anne Frank’s life. The film, made in association with the Anne Frank House, includes the only known film footage taken of Anne Frank. The film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1996. Free Admission

 7:00 PM

 Eastern Michigan University - Student Center Auditorium

Oct13

Anne Frank Remembered - Documentary

This award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family through previously unreleased archival material, contemporary interviews, and reels filmed in the actual locations from Anne Frank’s life. The film, made in association with the Anne Frank House, includes the only known film footage taken of Anne Frank. The film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1996. Free Admission

 7:00 PM

 Holocaust Memorial Center - Farmington Hills, MI

Oct6

Anne Frank Journaling Project

We invite children 5th grade and up and their families to participate in our Anne Frank Journaling project. Each participant will meet a Holocaust survivor, explore our new Anne Frank Tree Exhibit & Garden, and have the opportunity to start their journal. Journals, writing supplies, and refreshments will be provided. Free Admission

 1:00 PM

 Holocaust Memorial Center - Farmington Hills, MI

Sep22

Open House and Program

Dedication of the Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree Exhibit and Garden

 2:00 PM

 Holocaust Memorial Center - Farmington Hills, MI

Aug9

The Hampton Synagogue presents Shabbat Dinner Series

Yvonne Simons, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center USA, and Ambassador Rob de Vos, Consul General, Kingdom of the Netherlands, in conversation with Rabbi Marc Schneier

 6:00 PM

 The Hampton Synagogue

Jul26

Anne Frank Door Project - Camp Tamarack (Girls 12-13)

Participants decorate a door that opens up to a photo of themselves and their handwritten answers to select questions.

 2:30 PM

 Camp Tamarack, 4361 Perryville Rd., Ortonville (Girls ages 12-13)

Jul25

Anne Frank Door Project - Oak Park Library (Teenage Girls)

Participants decorate a door that opens up to a photo of themselves and their handwritten answers to select questions.

 2:30 PM

 Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park (Teenage Girls)

Jul22

The Anne Frank Curriculum: A Special Seminar for Teachers from non-Jewish schools

Curriculum created by the Holocaust Memorial Center is designed to guide middle and high school educators through teaching The Diary of Anne Frank as an introduction to the Holocaust.

 9:00 AM

 Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (Teachers from non-Jewish schools)

Jul21

The Anne Frank Curriculum: A Special Seminar for Teachers from Jewish schools

Curriculum created by the Holocaust Memorial Center is designed to guide middle and high school educators through teaching The Diary of Anne Frank as an introduction to the Holocaust.

 9:00 AM

 Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (Teachers from Jewish schools)

Jun20

Mural unveiling

Funded by a grant to the Idaho Human Rights Education Center from the Boise City Department of Arts, and History for the 150, a new mural entitled Nurture can now be seen on the Center’s 9th and River Street office building.

 11:00 AM

 Idaho Human Rights Education Center, Boise, ID

Jun12

Sapling Planting Ceremony

Southern Cayuga Central School District is home to the first high school in the United States in which Anne’s tree sapling will take root. On Wednesday June 12, please join the Southern Cayuga High School District in the planting of the Anne Frank Tree sapling.

 7:00 PM

 Southern Cayuga Central School District

Jun12

The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards recognize worthy students, educators and citizens–bridge builders, peacemakers, innovators and role models–who participate in social and humanitarian programming to engender understanding, equality, and mutual respect among diverse groups

 6:30 PM

 Espace, 635 West 42nd Street, New York, NY (between 11th & 12th Ave.)

Jun12

Teen Program: Book Discussion Group

In honor of Anne Frank's birthday and the planting of the sapling on Boston Common, the Grove Hall Teen Book Club has selected Annexed by Sharon Dogar, a fictionalized re-telling of Anne's story from the perspective of Peter (Anne's companion in the Annex), for this month’s discussion..

 4:00 PM

 Boston Public Library - Grove Hall Branch

Jun6

Children’s Program: The View from Anne’s Window

Children will explore online images of Anne’s view from her window in the Secret Annex and read from her diary entries about her chestnut tree and her vision to the world beyond. They will then collaborate to create a collage of views and visions, Anne’s and their own.

 4:00 PM

 Boston Public Library - South End Branch

Jun4

Confronting Intolerance Today

In this Confronting Intolerance Today event, the Anne Frank Center, the Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office will examine religious and cultural discrimination and new efforts being undertaken in Boston and the Netherlands to promote peace and respect in today's multicultural world.

 6:00 PM

 Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Jun4

Sapling Planting Ceremony

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will host the public unveiling of Anne’s tree sapling in the historic Boston Common on Tuesday June 4, 2013. The event is open to the public and will feature a ceremonial planting of the sapling, as well as a few words by Mayor Menino.

 11:30 AM

 Boston Common

Jun4

Creativity on the Common: Cherishing the Natural Beauty in Our World

An art program for children, exploring the natural beauty of Boston Common. The program will culminate with children contributing colorful, hand-made leaves to the creation of a spring tree, made of paper and bark.

 10:15 AM

 Boston Common

Apr24

Confronting Intolerance Today

More than 60 years after Anne’s death, hate crimes against minorities—whether religious, ethic, or otherwise—continue to pervade Europe and the United States. In this conversation with Rabbi Marc Schneier, Imam Shamsi Ali, and Dutch Chief Prosecutor Herman Bolhaar, the Anne Frank Center will lead a discussion exploring innovative ways Dutch authorities and American religious leaders are confronting hate and promoting tolerance in Europe and the United States.

 3:30 PM

 Library of Congress

Apr14

Sapling Planting Ceremony

The Erna and Arthur Salm Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove, situated adjacent to the campus lakes, features a ten-foot tall light tower sculpture created by SSU Professor Jann Nunn, railroad tracks symbolic of the Nazi deportations and bricks inscribed with names and places of those who endured the horrors of genocide including Native American, Armenian, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur.

 1:00 PM

 Sonoma State University

Apr14

Sapling Planting Ceremony

The horse chestnut tree that served as a symbol of inspiration and peace for Anne Frank during World War II lives on through a rare sapling to be planted at the world’s largest children’s museum. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will celebrate the planting of the descendant of the famous tree

 10:00 AM

 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis