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maus-art-spiegelmanMain CharactersVladekGruff survivor of the Nazi extermination camp at AuschwitzArtieCartoonist trying to makesense of his familys pastFrançoiseArties supportive French wifeMalaVladeks long-sufferingsecond wife; exterminationcamp survivorAnjaIntelligent, kind extermination camp survivor; eventually commits suicideMarriedFamilyImpact of WarEven though the initial atrocities are over, the effects of war reverberate through family generations. FamilyVladek and Anja did what they thought was best to protect their family; Artie feels a duty to his father despite their differences.MoralityWar allows people to act in their own interest while hurting others.ThemesMausby the NumbersYear Spiegelman won a Special Award” Pulitzer Prize for Maus since the committee found it difficult to categorize1992Year Spiegelman began interviewing his father1978Pages in the original version of Maus, published in an underground comic magazine in 19723Years Spiegelman worked on Maus13The son of two Jewish Poles who survived the Nazi extermination camps during World War II, Spiegelman honed his art skills as a child by copying from comic books, especially MAD magazine. His seminal work, Maus, repositioned the graphic novel as a medium of literary importance.ART SPIEGELMANBORN 1948AuthorIn Maus, artist Art Spiegelman tells the true story of his fathers experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II. Based on interviews with his father and backed by detailed research, Spiegelmans Pulitzer Prizewinning, two-part graphic novel is an unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war and how the past affects generations to come.Deadly Cat-and-Mouse GamesOVERVIEWSources: Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Grand Comics Database, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Tablet Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Vladek, Book 2, Chapter 2Art Spiegelman1980–91EnglishNonfictionAuthorYears PublishedOriginal LanguageMemoirMausVladek and Anja marry and have a child. The family is forced into the Jewish ghetto.Vladek and Anja are captured by Nazis as they try to escape the country.Vladek and Anja are taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau.When the Russians enter Poland, Vladek and Anja are separated.Vladek and Anja are reunited in Sosnowiec, their former home.

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