Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Had Anne Frank survived the Holocaust she would have been 80 this week and to honor her memory an “age progression” image was created for the Anne Frank Trust UK. The Telegraph reports:
Created for the Anne Frank Trust UK to mark her birthday on Friday – using the same techniques developed to artificially age missing people such as toddler Madeleine McCann – it is hoped the picture will help inspire Britain’s school children to think about the kind of lives they would like to lead, and to remember the loss of six million people in the Holocaust…
The aged image was produced by a Michigan firm called Phojoe which has worked with US police on dozens of missing persons cases.
To view the image and read the complete article, please visit here.
And, this October Francine Prose will publish a new book on Anne Frank called Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife (published by Harper), in which she argues that the diary of Anne Frank is as much a work of art as a historical record. Through close reading, Prose examines Frank’s ability to “turn living people into characters” and discusses Frank’s narrative voice. She also investigates the afterlife of the published diary: obstacles, criticism, and conspiracy. Ultimately Prose aims to tell the exceptional story of the book and establish Frank as as a writer of outstanding merit.