About the Anne Frank Center
for Mutual Respect

Our Mission

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, the U.S. national organization in the worldwide network of Anne Frank organizations, addresses civil and human rights across America. Through educational programs and grassroots organizing, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect calls out prejudice, counters discrimination and advocates for the kinder and fairer world of which Anne Frank dreamed. As a Jewish voice for social justice, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is dedicated to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. For us, that means advocating on behalf of all communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. We fight hatred of refugees and immigrants, Antisemitism, sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, bias against the differently abled and any other hate that runs counter to American promise of freedom. In addressing the civil and human rights issues of today, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has developed contemporary advocacy techniques that incorporate historic lessons from Anne Frank’s life and the Holocaust. By applying those historic lessons to current issues, the organization works to make the Holocaust relevant to successive generations of Americans. Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has thousands of documents that date to our organization’s founding. Among them are newly discovered documents that show Otto Frank, Anne’s father, was our founding President in 1959 when we were an American “friends” organization for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam; and that in 1977, Otto Frank helped two Vice Presidents who had served with him at our organization since 1959 turn it into the independent organization we are today. Click here for the details and documentation. Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is headquartered in New York City, with an additional office in Los Angeles. The organization conducts educational programs and community organizing across the entire United States. Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is a 501c3not-for-profit organization. Please support us to help us continue our mission. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.