Tolerance for Kids

About Us

This web site is dedicated to teach children about the dangers of hatred.  With over 11,000 hate sites on the Internet right now, I feel that younger kids deserve something to counteract the destructive effects of hate.

My name is Rebecca Gray-Hoch.  When I was 12 years old, I read the book “Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank.  Her diary changed my life.  I then began to study the Holocaust and write in my own diary, because of Anne’s famous quote, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”  Anne Frank has always been my inspiration and I dedicate this site to her and to the other 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust.  We must never forget them.

I graduated from Western Michigan University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Journalism.  In 1994, I met the woman who hid Anne Frank’s family.  Her name was Miep Gies.  I wrote about Miep’s life story and you can find my article in the January 1999 issue of World War II magazine.  Since 1994, I have been volunteering with the Anne Frank Center in New York, NY.  Since 1997, I have been fortunate to work at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. (*See Disclaimer Below).

With this web site for kids, I hope to help teach them about the dangers of racism, prejudice, and hatred, and encourage people of all ages to learn about it.  Together, we can change the world!

DISCLAIMER: This web site is my own creation.  It is not affiliated with the USHMM or any other organization.  It is also copyrighted.  Nothing from this web site (text, graphics, style, ideas, presentation, content, etc.) can be copied, reproduced, or used in any way without obtaining my sole written permission.  Any infringement of this disclaimer will result in prosecution. All rights reserved.  Verbal and/or written permission to link to other sites has been received from each organization listed on my “further reading” page.