Students can now do a lot more than just read about Jewish girl’s life during Holocaust thanks to new application, which makes her experience much more real and palpable to all
ed note–let’s just put this in perspective here.
Imagine an ap for an Iphone or Droid featuring Jesus’ crucifixion, minute by minute, with all the blood, gore and chanting of ‘Crucify Him!’ and ‘His blood be upon us and upon our children!’
The Jews obviously would have a field day with that one, saying it was both tackey, tasteless and, of course, an ‘incitement to anti-Semitism’.
If the Palestinians introduced an ap named ‘Cast Lead’ that showed REAL LIFE images of the innocents killed by the Jews during their 21 day religious ceremony of Gentile slaughter, the Jews would have a field day with it, calling it tackey, tasteless and, of course, an ‘incitement to anti-Semitism’.
BUT, an ANNE FRANK AP, where Jews (and Gentiles, for that matter) the world over, with nothing better to do with their time, can touch a little icon on their smart phone and see images, pics, and stories aimed at furthering the narrative of the eternally persecuted ‘chosen’ people of God, and NO ONE bats an eye at this.
Beam me up Scotty, I’ve seen enough
For a myriad of reasons, teaching the Holocaust to anyone – especially youngsters – has never been described as a “dream job” and yet five countries and a number of American States, mandate educating youngsters about the Shoah and World War II as part of school curricula.
One of the most popular – and successful – ways teachers have passed on the lessons of the Holocaust to the next generation is by teaching “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
And now comes word that students can now do a lot more than just read about the life of Anne thanks to a new iPad and Nook app created by the UK-based Beyond The Story, which makes her experience much more real and palpable to all.
Teaming up with Viking Penguin, the publisher of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Beyond The Story has come up with a tablet version of the book that comes complete with interactive links, videos, voice-overs and much more.
The revolutionary new app was released on January 25 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day – which also happens to be the 70th anniversary of when Anne first put pen to paper.
The app will provide readers with more than 20 video clips from Academy Award-winning documentary-maker Jon Blair, director of “Anne Frank Remembered”; 40 audio clips, including the thoughts of a woman who risked her life to help Anne and her family.
“The people at Penguin Publishing and been looking to develop an interactive app for the book, and they were very impressed by what that shows us,” says Beyond the Story CEO Jen Porter. “This is an exciting step forward for book apps, taking the reader experience to a completely new level of interaction that is a world removed from the simplistic text replication of the e-book market.
“Anne’s extraordinary experience is brought to life digitally in a way that she herself would never have conceived possible – and in a way will delight today’s most digitally-savvy consumer.
“It was such an honor to be working on this app, honoring the memory of Anne Frank. And the most amazing thing is we are working with her text, in a way she could never have imagined.”