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Anne Frank's Story Now in Comic Book Form

The organization dedicated to telling the story of Anne Frank's life has published a new graphic novel, or comic book, based on her best-selling diary.

The original diary was published after World War II and describes the two years Anne Frank and her family spent hiding from the Nazis in the attic of an Amsterdam apartment.

The Anne Frank House says the new 160-page edition is designed to appeal to a wider audience. It is aimed at those age 14 and older who may prefer the graphic novel to the original diary.

The organization is partnering with several publishers for versions in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.

The new edition was written and illustrated by Americans Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. The pair previously produced a graphic novel explaining the events of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States.

Anne Frank's father was the only one to survive after the Nazis discovered the family. The family was separated after being transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Anne Frank and her sister were later sent to the Bergen Belson concentration camp where they both died of typhus.

Her diary has since become the best-known Holocaust diary and one of the world's most widely-read books on the Nazi era.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.