Swastika and Maus Symbolism - the Jewish population today...

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Dayal 1 Chris Dayal Ms. Baran AP Composition Period 9/10 February 23, 2011 Asdfghjklqwertyuiopzxcvbnm A genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of a large group of people. One of the most nefarious, and malicious genocides of all-time is the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a systematic, state-sponsored persecution and mass murder of about six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its associates in Europe. Nazis also targeted other groups such as Gypsies and the disabled due to their racial inferiority. Today, more than one quarter of
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Unformatted text preview: the Jewish population today was affected by family losses in the Holocaust. The infamous everlasting emblem of the Swastika is one of the many historical symbols that solemnize the Holocaust. In Art Spiegelmans graphic novels titled Maus I and Maus II , the theme of abjection pervades throughout the text and pictures. Specifically, Spiegelman manipulates the symbol of the Swastika to constantly portray the theme of abjection throughout the novel....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at University of the West of England.

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