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Anne Frank symposium draws delegates from across Europe

PUBLISHED: 10:08 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:33 07 September 2010

TEACHERS travelled from across Europe to take part in the first ever Anne Frank symposium in Hampstead. The event was designed to raise awareness of the story of the teenage girl who hid in her father s attic in Amsterdam to avoid Nazi persecution during

TEACHERS travelled from across Europe to take part in the first ever Anne Frank symposium in Hampstead.

The event was designed to raise awareness of the story of the teenage girl who hid in her father's attic in Amsterdam to avoid Nazi persecution during World War Two.

Teachers and local government representatives came from as far away as Scotland and Amsterdam to take part in the event on October 23.

The symposium, held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, was organised by the Kentish Town-based Anne Frank Trust UK, which is the partner organisation of the world-famous Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Gillian Walnes, the trust's executive director, said: "Through our various Anne Frank travelling exhibitions, members of the trust's team get to meet some inspirational educators around the country.

"They are brimming with ideas on how to sustain the impact of the Anne Frank educational project and make a real difference to young people's lives.

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