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Anne Frank

The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón

Hill and Wang

Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne’s parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.

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  • Hans Westra, Sid Jacobson, and Ernie Colón on the Book

    The American creative team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, in partnership with the Anne Frank House, have written and drawn the first authorised graphic biography of Anne Frank. In this video the authors talk about this 'crown on their careers'. Hans Westra, director of the Anne Frank House, also talks about the book.The biography is published at the beginning of July in the Netherlands, in September in the United States, and later this year in Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

  • Drawn In by Anne Frank

    Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, veterans of the comics world, talk about their new graphic biography.

  • Animation of Anne Frank, the graphic biography

    This animation shows extracts from the new graphic biography of Anne Frank. The biography tells the story of Anne Frank's life, and ends with the return of Otto Frank -- who was the only one of the eight people in hiding in the secret annexe to survive the Holocaust -- and the publication of Anne's diary and the opening of the Anne Frank House.

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Praise for Anne Frank

“The full-color graphic biography of Anne, whose Holocaust-era diary has been read by millions, goes beyond the time period she recounts… It brings to life the story of the Frank family, [and] is as visually and historically accurate as possible — down to the clothing worn by the Franks, the military uniforms of the Nazis, the furniture and layout of the Franks' secret apartment, and Bergen-Belsen, the camp where Anne died in March 1945 at age 15.” —Carol Memmott, USA Today
 
“Rather than sentimentalizing Anne's story, Anne Frank: The Graphic Biography sets out to provide a historical context and is packed with snippets of information about significant events, ranging from the economic crisis of 1929 to Hitler’s rise to power, from the 1935 Nuremberg Laws — which excluded Jews from German society — to the Wannsee Conference in 1942, when the Nazis drew up plans to exterminate Europe’s Jews.” —Tristana Moore, Time

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón

  • Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón first came together to create the New York Times bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation (H&W, 2006). Since then, the pair have collaborated on Che: A Graphic Biography (H&W, 2009) and After 9/11: America’s War on Terror (2001– ) (H&W, 2008). Jacobson was formerly the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, and an executive editor at Marvel Comics. Artist Colón has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics.
  • Sid Jacobson Copyright Shure Lifton
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Anne Frank

The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón

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