About Confronting Intolerance Today

Anne Frank was one of millions of individuals who died at the hands of hate. The Holocaust alone took the lives of 6 million Jews, hundreds of thousands of Roma, thousands of people with mental and physical disabilities, as well as untold numbers of gays and lesbians.

Unfortunately, more than 60 years after Anne’s death, intolerance against minorities – whether religious, ethnic, or otherwise – continues to pervade Europe and the United States.

In 2013, in an effort to stop this brutal history, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect launched its Confronting Intolerance Today speaker series in conjunction with The Sapling Project. Confronting Intolerance Today events showcase innovative approaches to combating intolerance here in the United States and the Netherlands, the home of Anne’s beloved chestnut tree. Thus far, topics have included hate crimes, combating prejudice, tolerance and the rule of law, and LGBT rights.