One of the famous diaries in the world will soon be digitized thanks to a new app by Penguin’s Viking imprint and digital developer, TradeMobile. The Diary of Anne Frank will soon have an interactive mobile app with audio extracts and digital copies of the original diary pages.

A diary of a thirteen-year-old girl during the time of the Holocaust, The Diary of Anne Frank recounts the days when the Frank family went into hiding in a sealed attic in Amsterdam during a time when Nazis were capturing and killing thousands of Jews. Anne Frank wrote to her diary from June 12, 1942 to August 1, 1944, telling her dreams and chronicling their lives in the attic during those two years.  After the death of Anne Frank in March 1945, her father, Otto Frank, obtained her dairy, which was published in 1947.

The Anne Frank app will offer audio extracts of the diary read by famous English actress Helena Bonham Carter. Aside from the audio files, there will also be several digital copies of the original diary pages and other materials from the Anne Frank Foundation.

The interactive app has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation, which Otto Frank founded after Anne’s death.  It is scheduled to be released for use in October.

-Julie Griffin
Author of the upcoming book
Cristina Gradina, The Girl With The Ten Busy Toes