Miriam Katin’s first graphic novel, told from the perspective of a young child, is a poignant memoir of her escape from Budapest with her mother during World War II. The pair manages to stay one step ahead of the Nazis by disguising themselves as peasants and relying on the help of strangers. Their emotionally-charged journey is depicted in raw pencil lines and interspersed with brightly-colored glimpses of the author as a young mother living safely in America. Miriam Katin joins the ranks of Art Spiegelman (Maus), Joe Kubert (Yossel), and other graphic novelists who have used their unique craft to tackle the horrors of the Holocaust.
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Wendy Wasman is the librarian & archivist at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Cleveland, Ohio.
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