Graphic Biography

Grafische Biografie ViideoLinkPreview
  • 0 Comments
  • Print

The Anne Frank House is interested in making Anne Frank’s story accessible to the widest possible audience. After good experiences with two earlier educational graphic novels: De Ontdekking (A Family Secret) and De Zoektocht (The Search) – respectively about World War II and the persecution of the Jews – a decision was taken by the Anne Frank House to commission a graphic novel about Anne Frank’s life. 

Graphic Biography Trailer

See extracts from the new Anne Frank graphic biography

Graphic Biography Trailer

International Cooperation

The style selected, referred to as graphic non-fiction – a standard comic book format with a long tradition in the United States – is gaining popularity as a genre in Europe. Together with New York publishing company Hill & Wang, the Anne Frank House approached Sid Jacobson (writer) and Ernest Colón. This experienced creative team wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to the biography about Anne Frank, supported by experts from the Anne Frank House. ‘A crown on our careers,’ according to the duo.

The Story

This book begins with a look at Anne Frank’s parents and the early years of sisters Anne and Margot in Frankfurt, Germany. It closes with Otto Frank – the only one of the eight from the Secret Annex who survived the wartime persecution of the Jews – returning to Amsterdam, followed by the publication of Anne's diary and the opening of the Anne Frank House. 

Voorkant biografie Nl, Jacobsen, Sid & Colón, ErniWhat a wonderful book. I think it’s a very important work
to help children get a better understanding of that entire period.

, Pen name Lies, Anne’s classmate & friend

Publication

The graphic biography was released in the Netherlands at the beginning of July. The American edition appeared in late September, followed by other language versions. An educational edition of the graphic biography was also published in September in the Netherlands for use in secondary school curriculums. This edition was supplemented with a comprehensive teaching package including background stories, a timeline from 1929 to 1945, several group assignments for students related to the biography’s themes and a teacher's guide. 

The combination of history, memoir, and richly detailed graphic representations creates a powerful whole, a beautiful and important graphic novel that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

, USA

read other people's comments (0)

There a no comments yet

Place your own comment

We value your comments. Fields marked * are mandatory. *

Sex

Foreword by the Executive Director

I would like to begin by expressing my thanks and appreciation to my predecessor, Hans Westra, who served as the Anne…

More...

Anne Frank House 50th Anniversary Many activities at celebration

On Wednesday 28 April 2010, the museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in the presence of Queen Beatrix...

More...

Museum Large number of visitors

The Anne Frank House received 1,050,339 visitors in 2010, the largest number in its fifty-year history as a museum (the…

More...

Virtual Wing The Secret Annex Online

In honour of the 50th anniversary in 2010, the ‘Virtual Wing’ was completed...

More...

Miep Gies In Memoriam

Miep Gies died on 11 January...

More...
Grafische Biografie ViideoLinkPreview

Graphic Biography About Anne Frank’s life

The Anne Frank House is interested in making Anne Frank’s story accessible to the widest possible audience...

More...

Education Teaching Projects

Education is an important part of the Anne Frank House´s work...

More...

Travelling Exhibitions Anne Frank Exhibitions are travelling all over the world

On 29 April, following the celebration of the Anne Frank House’s 50th anniversary, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands…

More...

Research Racism & Extremism Monitor

The Monitor Racisme & Extremisme is a scholarly study conducted by Leiden University and the Anne Frank House...

More...

Anne Frank House Mission, Partners and the Tree...

The Anne Frank House is an independent organisation entrusted with the care of the Secret Annex, the place where Anne Frank…

More...

Annual Accounts 2010 Balance and Profit and Loss Statement.

The Anne Frank House is almost entirely dependent on museum visits for its revenues: more than ninety-five percent of the…

More...