Sunday, June 21, 2009

from the author of Maus

Comes another cartoon on the 70th anniversary of the voyage of the St. Louis refugee ship, that sailed from Germany, sailed to several countries, and the US refused to take them in - and the St Louis returned to Germany, where the people perished in the ovens. Art Spiegelman created Maus and Maus II, about his fathers time in WW2 Germany, where the cats are the Nazis and the mice are the Jews. The French are frogs. Quite a set of books, if you can get ahold of them, very moving. HERE is the cartoon for the St Louis.

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