Teaching students to be "analytical thinkers" thanks to Anne Frank

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13 year old student Sylvie Watts at the event “From Desperation to Inspiration: The 70th Anniversary of the Anne Frank Diary” held in early November at UN Headquarters in New York. UN News/Nam Cho

More than 500 students came to UN Headquarters in New York this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the publication of the diary of Anne Frank and celebrate the "deep connection" they feel with the young Holocaust victim.

Her famous diary written as she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic, has inspired several generations since World War Two, and is a testament to the need for greater cultural understanding and respect for diversity.

During the UN event, students were encouraged to become "analytical thinkers" when it comes to modern refugees and migrants, fleeing hatred and persecution.

Agnese Pastorino was there.

Duration: 4’46″

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