The Diary of Anne Frank, the Graphic Novel

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The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam on Friday released a graphic novel version of The Diary of Anne Frank.  The museum is hoping this will allow more young people to discover Anne’s story.  The diary chronicles Frank’s hiding from Nazi’s as they occupied the Netherlands.  The family was eventually betrayed and taken by the Nazis.

Anne died in a concentration camp, along with her mother and sister. Only her father, Otto, survived the war. He published her diary, which had been preserved by one of the women who helped them while they were in hiding, in 1947.

The hope is to introduce the story to teens who might not otherwise read the book.

The graphic novel is written by Sid Jacobson and artist Ernie Colon who previously worked on the graphic novel adaptation of the 9/11 Commission Report and are working on a graphic novel about Che Guevera.

An English language version will be coming to North America in September.

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