The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, builder and home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, grew out of a 1995 effort by a group of concerned individuals and civic/business leaders to offset the negative image of Idaho as a place of intolerance and hatred. Over the past 20 years, the Center has become a respected nonpolitical institution.
The mission of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.
To achieve this mission, we provide educational programming and content for teachers and students – in the Memorial, in the classroom, and online.
A read from the Executive Director for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Dan Prinzing, Ph.D. and the opportunity he had to engage with Buddy Elias, cousin and last surviving member of Anne Frank’s immediate family, among others who have honored the memorial with their presence and generous contributions.
Funded by the Walmart Foundation, the portable exhibit is designed to take the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial into schools and communities throughout the State of Idaho.