portrait of anne frank
Anne Frank in an undated photo

Director of Anne Frank House coming to JCCSF

Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, will speak at the JCC of San Francisco. The event, which takes place April 25, is this year’s Stanford University Charles Michael Lecture. Admission is free, though pre-registration is recommended. The talk is titled “The Victim as Icon: Moral Dilemmas in Appropriations of Anne Frank.”

The Dutch-born Leopold studied history at Holland’s University of Groningen before holding a series of government posts. In 2011, he was appointed director of the Anne Frank House, in which the Frank family hid for several years during Nazi Germany’s occupation of the Netherlands, and in which Anne wrote her famous diary.

The lecture is presented in partnership with the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University. For more information, call (415) 292-1200 or visit jccsf.org.