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#3 & #4- Maus I and Maus II

3. Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
An interesting way of looking at a much-written about topic
This first book tells us the story of Art’s parents, how they met, and how their lives changed as Hitler took over Europe. The story moves back and forth from Art’s father’s life in WWII Poland to 1980s New York. I felt that the drawings showing depictions of different races as animals put such a different spin on the Holocaust. Plus, when you think that the Nazis treated the Jews at “less than human” it seems to make sense on more than one level. I was eager to start the next book, for this book ends with Art’s father arrives at Auschwitz. 3/5

4. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman COUNTRY: POLAND
A continuation of a riveting story...
I strongly recommend reading the first Maus before starting this book. In this book, the author's relationship with his father is explored further, and we get to see how his father survived the Holocaust. The horrors this one man went through make it seem unbelievable that he is alive to tell his story. The theme of Art's struggle of accepting his religion is also explored as a sub-theme. The illustrations are also much more detailed than a first thought, so make sure you take a good look at them. 3/5

TO DATE: 929/15000 6.2% done!
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