Comments on: Auschwitz http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/07/auschwitz/ Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: A picture is worth 1000 words « Rhondda’s Reflections - wandering around the Web http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/07/auschwitz/comment-page-1/#comment-104443 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:06:47 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/07/auschwitz/#comment-104443 […] author and illustrator, has a great site, Brian Selznick’s The invention of Hugo Cabret? and Pascal Croci’s Auschwitz, is a graphic novel about life the the concemtration camp, with explanation for his illustrative […]

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By: Daniel http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/07/auschwitz/comment-page-1/#comment-86484 Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:41:24 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/07/auschwitz/#comment-86484 In my opinion, the feeling of not sticking to one character in Croci’s book stems from his further interpretation of Claude Lanzmann’s movie „Shoah”. Upon having watched this film and rereading Auschwitz, Croci’s mental map of the story becomes much more apparent to the reader. Seeing as the book is based upon interviews and personal experiences, As Hilberg said, we can’t hope to understand. But the point, in a way, is not to understand, but to remember. Graphic novels add a certain element of reality but also timelessness to these events, events which are, ultimately timeless. The Holocaust continues today for many survivors and their families. What am I getting at? While disjointed, the Croci is able to give off the feeling of memory, as if Cessia and Kazik are actually telling the story. An important work tying together memory and the details to portray the horrific, in a style echoing Lanzmann.

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