Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, United States

Commemorating and Considering Anne Frank

Events commemorating and examining the life and lasting contribution of Anne Frank are taking place in the SF Bay Area: the planting of the Anne Frank Sapling in Sonoma, and talks by the Director of the Anne Frank Museum at UC Berkeley


Anne Frank Sapling to be Planted in Sonoma

The courage and inspiration of Anne Frank will be honored as Sonoma State University plants the sapling taken from the chestnut tree that gave Frank hope as she hid from the Nazis during World War II. SSU is one of only 11 recipients of the Anne Frank tree saplings in the United States, all of which are being planted in public dedications this year. The ceremony will also honor Helena Foster, a Holocaust survivor who has donated a circle of 18 trees to be planted near the sapling.

Planting Ceremony (with remarks by Deputy Consul General Ard van der Vorst
Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m.
Erna and Arthur Salm Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove (near the campus lakes)
Sonoma State University

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Ronald Leopold, Director of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam speaks at UC Berekely


What Inspires Us When We Are Inspired by Anne Frank?
Different Perspectives on the Diary of a Young Girl as a Moral Compass
Wednesday April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Morrison Library at the north entrance of Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley

Anne Frank and the dichotomy of tolerance and freedom of speech
A Universal problem in a European perspective
April 18, 2013, 2:30-3:30 pm
223 Moses Hall
University of California, Berkeley

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