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Stańczyk, Ewa, ed. Comic Books, Graphic Novels and the Holocaust: Beyond maus. London, New York: Routledge, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781138598645
BibTeX citation key: Staczyk2018a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, History comics, Holocaust
Creators: Stańczyk
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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This book analyses the portrayals of the Holocaust in newspaper cartoons, educational pamphlets, short stories and graphic novels. Focusing on recognised and lesser-known illustrators from Europe and beyond, the volume looks at autobiographical and fictional accounts and seeks to paint a broader picture of Holocaust comic strips from the 1940s to the present. The book shows that the genre is a capacious one, not only dealing with the killing of millions of Jews but also with Jewish lives in war-torn Europe, the personal and transgenerational memory of the Second World War and the wider national and transnational legacies of the Shoah. The chapters in this collection point to the aesthetic diversity of the genre which uses figurative and allegorical representation, as well as applying different stylistics, from realism to fantasy. Finally, the contributions to this volume show new developments in comic books and graphic novels on the Holocaust, including the rise of alternative publications, aimed at the adult reader, and the emergence of state-funded educational comics written with young readers in mind.

Table of Contents

Citation Information (vii)
Notes on Contributors (ix)

Ewa Stańczyk: Introduction (1)

1. Kees Ribbens: Picturing anti-Semitism in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands: anti-Jewish stereotyping in a racist Second World War comic strip (8)
2. Sean Eedy: Four colour anti-fascism: postwar narratives and the obfuscation of the Holocaust in East German comics (24)
3. Ewa Stańczyk: De-Judaizing the Shoah in Polish comic books (36)
4. Paolino Nappi: Between memory, didacticism and the Jewish revival: the Holocaust in Italian comic books (51)
5. José Alaniz: The Shoah, Czech comics and Drda/Mazal’s “The Enormous Disc of the Sun” (64)
6. Diederik Oostdijk: “Draw yourself out of it”: Miriam Katin’s graphic metamorphosis of trauma (79)
7. Dana Mihăilescu: Mapping transgenerational memory of the Shoah in third generation graphic narratives: on Amy Kurzweil’s Flying Couch (2016) (93)
8. Claire Gorrara: Not seeing Auschwitz: memory, generation and representations of the Holocaust in twenty-first century French comics (111)

Index (127)

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