A teenager's diary helped put a face on the Nazi oppression of Europe and the Final Solution, and now a graphic novel detailing Anne Frank's birth, life, and death will reach out to new generations learning about one of the most horrific events of the twentieth century. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography was recently published in the Netherlands, and is set for a United States release date later in July.
The biography was written by Sid Jacobson and illustrated by Ernie Colon, who also co-created the best-selling graphic novel The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, and collaborated on three more graphic novels.
Anne Frank died of typhus at age 15 after she was transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp along with her sister Margot, who died a few days before Anne. Anne's mother, Edith Frank, died of starvation at Auschwitz. Otto Frank survived to share his daughter's diary with the world.