Young Adult Fiction and the Holocaust During class last week, as we discussed whether Art Spielgelman’s Maus would be appropriate for young audiences, my classmates and I came to the question of what age we first learned about the Holocaust. We all distinctly remembered that we knew about it by elementary school, but not a […]Read more "Wait, You Read that Too?: Young Adult Fiction and the Holocaust"
My mother ended 1986 laboring to bring my baby sister into the world, but in some ways events that occurred earlier that year would have an equally significant effect on my life. This was the year that brought about some great changes in the world of sequential art, or comics, and one of the men […]Read more "Graphic Art"
I didn’t live through the Holocaust. I haven’t experienced human rights atrocities. Therefore, I’ll never fully comprehend the inhumanity suffered under Hitler’s regime. But I must try. As long as we value the sanctity of human life, each of us has a responsibility to ensure that the Holocaust and its victims are not forgotten. This […]Read more "Replaying Horrors with Cartoons and Toys"
I get emotional every time I read a Holocaust survivor’s memoir, watch the movie Life is Beautiful, or view Holocaust themed works of art. Beyond the inevitable tears, my immediate reaction to stories about the Holocaust includes anger, disillusionment, and the realization that I can never truly understand the horror that millions of people experienced. […]Read more "Up Close and Personal"