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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Auschwitz

Auschwitz by Pascal Croci

Auschwitz is a graphic novel depicting a typical Jewish family's experience of the Nazi death camp written by Italian artist Pascal Croci. The author portrays Kazik and Cessia looking back 50 years to their time at Auschwitz from their current life in Yugoslavia. He portrays the transport by train, the initial selection process where they are separated from each other and their daughter Ann, Kazik's day to day life, his work in the gas chambers and crematoria, the whole horror of the death camp is portrayed through the lives of these two composite personalities.
The book concludes with 13 pages of information about the project of creating the book. There are four pages of questions and answers, information on the sources he used for the characters and imagery, a glossary, and a bibliography of sources.
Not for the squeamish, this is a good introduction to what the realities of Auschwitz were.

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