Berlin – It’s one of the most remarkable stories of the 20th century and one of the most powerful memoirs of Hitler’s Holocaust. And more than 60 years after its publication, The Diary of Anne Frank has now been turned into a comic. First published in the Netherlands in July, Anne Frank — The Graphic Biography hit bookstores in Germany on Nov. 10, accompanied by a chorus of historians and educators praising its sensitive and serious handling of the story. But the book has also caused a stir, with some Germans wondering whether it’s appropriate to use a comic book to depict such a dark time in history. The 150-page book tells the well-known story of Anne Frank’s 15-year life, her family’s time in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam and her death in the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in 1945. With its colorful illustrations, lively dialogue and pithy text, Anne Frank — The Graphic Biography differs from the famous diary — which has been translated into 70 languages and has sold more than 35 million copies — in that it starts with the story of Anne’s father Otto Frank and the outbreak of World War I. It traces Otto’s marriage, his family’s life in Frankfurt, and their emigration to Amsterdam. After depicting the family’s two years of hiding in the annex of Otto’s business office and Anne’s death at Bergen-Belsen, the book culminates with Otto — the only member of his family to survive the concentration camps — returning to Amsterdam at the end of WWII and discovering his daughter’s diary. It ends with Otto’s death in 1980 and the opening of the Anne Frank House.