TY - BOOK ID - 27533 TI - Comic Books, Graphic Novels and the Holocaust AU - Stańczyk , Ewa PY - 2018 SN - 9781138598645 DB - DOAB KW - Holocaust KW - newspaper cartoons KW - short stories KW - graphic novels KW - educational pamphlets UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:27533 AB - 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.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. ER -