Anne Frank's 'The Diary of a Young Girl' has given the public insight into the horror of the Holocaust since the 1950s, and it now continues to draw in new readers with a new graphic adaptation.
The graphic memoir, titled 'Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaption', was written by Ari Folman and illustrated by David Polonsky, and it expands on the original story in amazing ways.
The original book followed Anne Frank through the time her family spent hiding from Nazis after they invaded Amsterdam in 1942. The family lived in a secret annex along with another Jewish family for two years during the Holocaust, and Anne Frank's personal diary describes what her day to day life was life during this time.
The graphic adaptation of the book juxtaposes the text 'The Diary of a Young Girl' with beautiful artwork, showing some things that Anne doesn't specifically mention, but that give more insight into the world at that time. The artwork shows readers how daily discrimination against Jewish people played out, how the secret annex looked, and images from the warfront and concentration camps.
Anne's story is brought to life in a whole new way in the adaptation, so whether you're familiar with the story or are a first time reader, it is well worth a look.