A Survivor's Tale. My Father Bleeds HistoryBook - 1996
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Korina recommends this graphic account (and Maus II) of the story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
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rmpenn1976 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13
29090010291704DL thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
Violet_Butterfly_31 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
Violence: Hanging, torture, suicides, and killing. It takes place during the holocaust.
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A survivor named Vladek Spiegelman tells his story of survival through hope, fate, luck, redemption, and with some friends
Polish Jews Vladek and Anja Spiegelman survived the Holocaust and immigrated to America with their son, Art, who was born in Sweden after the war. But the atrocities of the war cast a long shadow over their family. Beginning in 1978, Art Spiegelman interviewed his father about his experiences during the war, and serialized them in comic form. He would ultimately spend thirteen years of his life capturing this history, grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust, and his complicated relationship with his father.
The settting of this story was rught around the Holocast times Spiegelman is the son who wanted to interview his father about his experiences in the concentration camps in Germany ,in addition to him losimng his mother who commited suidiv. I would not reccommend this story for our younger readers because it is a graphic comic strip and the subject matter may be too strong for younger childrem .
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At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for himself.