< The Anne Frank guide training in Ukraine
Since 2002, the Anne Frank House has been active in Ukraine. With support of the Dutch government the travelling Anne Frank exhibition was shown in dozens of cities in all parts of the country. As a follow-up, in 2008 the Anne Frank House and its Ukrainian partners started a large scale project for teachers and journalists. It includes a book publishing programme and trainings on the promotion of tolerance.
From the Anne Frank website:
The Ukrainian version of the exhibition "Anne Frank - A History for Today" was displayed in 40 cities across the country. By now more than 100.000 visitors had seen the exhibition. According to the principles of peer education, 1.000 youngsters were trained as guides to lead their fellow students through the exhibition. The Anne Frank exhibition was enhanced by several local panels dealing with personal stories of children who became victims at the time of the Holocaust in Ukraine. A slide presentation on the results - Anne Frank exhibition in Ukraine can be found on the website of the Institute of Jewish Studies (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ijs).
Under the title “Who are your neighbours”, in some of the cities that took part in the tour of the Anne Frank exhibition teacher training seminars were organised, focussing on diversity and how to deal with this subject in the class room. The project was implemented by the Ukrainian partners of the Anne Frank House: the Centre of Jewish Education in Ukraine, the Institute of Jewish Studies, the Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History and Social studies Nova Doba, the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies and Congress of National Minorities of Ukraine.
Following the successful tour of the Anne Frank exhibition in Ukraine, various materials of the Anne Frank House were translated and adapted for use in Ukraine. The Diary of Anne Frank has been translated into Ukrainian and distributed to the visitors of the travelling exhibition, As well as the graphic novel, 'The Search'; and other anti-semitism teaching materials. The standard materials as created by the Anne Frank House were translated and enhanced by several chapters with content about antisemitism in Ukraine.
In cooperation with the Fund for Central and Eastern European Book Projects (CEEBP), the Anne Frank House and its Ukrainian partners are currently publishing a series of books on topics such as xenophobia, tolerance and anti-Semitism. This project, called “Books for Education in Tolerance” runs from 2008 to 2012 and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Matra programme). In every region of Ukraine trainings for teachers, teacher trainers, librarians and journalists are taking place. The participants learn how to deal with the available resources.