Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
770 S 8th St
The Idaho Anne
Frank Human Rights Memorial is a .81-acre educational park inspired
by Anne Frank's faith in humanity.
Anne Frank Tree Saplings
The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise has been
named one of only 11 United States sites to receive a sapling from
the actual Anne Frank Chestnut Tree in Amsterdam.
The Quote Wall
The 180-foot Quote Wall takes you on a walk through history. The
words of presidents and slaves, children and philosophers, poets
and paupers, the famous and the unknown are inscribed side by
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted and proclaimed
the inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms of all people.
Eleanor Roosevelt was chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights,
which wrote this document promoting social progress, freedom and
better standards of life.
Bethine and Frank Church Writing Table
Frank Church served as an Idaho Senator from 1957 to 1981. He
was instrumental in the passage of the first Civil Rights Bill
since Reconstruction. His widow, Bethine, continues his legacy and
is active in numerous civic activities. A bronze representation of
Anne's diary will be added to the desk in the future.
Anne Frank Statue
From the amphitheatre there is a view of the life-size bronze
statue of Anne Frank. The sculptor, Greg Stone, cast Anne as if she
were pulling back an imaginary curtain and gazing out a window from
the family's attic hiding place. Funded largely by the students of
Idaho, the names of 44 participating schools are on pavers in the
area near the Church Writing Table.
Anne and her family, as well as four other Jews, hid for more
than two years until they were betrayed, arrested and sent to
concentration camps. The markings behind the statue depict rooms in
the cramped hiding place. A wooden staircase, much steeper than the
stairs at the Memorial, was hidden by a movable bookcase. The
quotes on the stone bookcase were taken from Anne's diary.
The Cityscape Wall and Butterfly Poem
The wall closest to the Boise River is reminiscent of Amsterdam
where Anne Frank Lived. "The Butterfly" was written by Pavel
Friedmann while he was imprisoned n the Terezin Concentration Camp
near Prague. Of the 15,000 children who entered Terezin, only 100
survived. Friedmann died in Auschwitz in 1944.
Donor Walls and Pavers
The names of our major donors are on the donor tablets near the
Church Writing Table. The pavers were purchased by donors prior to
the start of construction. Pavers can still be purchased and placed
at the Memorial. We urge you to read the thoughts of our donors on
the benches, seats and pavers.
About the Center
The Idaho Human Rights Education Center is the builder of the
Memorial, which was the Center's gift to the City of Boise on
August 16, 2002. A nonprofit educational organization, the mission
is to promote respect for human dignity and foster individual
responsibility for justice and peace through education.
The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is for drop in use
only and may not be reserved.
Idaho Human Rights Education Center
801 S. Capitol Blvd, Suite 102
Boise, ID 83702
A Master Plan is a
concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape
features planned for a park site. It does not necessarily
represent what amenities are currently in a park.