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How comic books taught American kids about the Holocaust

Post by kbot » 05-06-2018 03:30 PM

I read the review of this book last week, and picked up a copy today. Interesting story in and of itself with a number of influential artists and writers contributing to the book. Its a wake-up on a number of fronts - admittedly, the US was tired of war and wanted on a number of levels to forget and regroup while at the same time, exerting its influence on a global scale. The Holocaust became a taboo subject across the US with schools and the media refusing to cover the subject.

This book details how the subject wasn't addressed at all for decades - except for comics.

How comic books taught American kids about the Holocaust

NEW YORK (JTA) — In 2008, famed comic book artist Neal Adams and Holocaust historian Rafael Medoff teamed up to create a comic about Dina Babbitt, a Czech Jewish artist forced by the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele to paint watercolors of Roma prisoners in Auschwitz. They hoped to bring attention to a little-known figure in the Holocaust.

But their work on the comic, published by Marvel, also led them to ponder a larger issue: the surprising degree to which comic books had addressed the genocide in Europe.

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Post by kbot » 05-07-2018 09:02 AM

Nice clip Riddick - even then, as wildly popular as Maus was (and still is), the book didn't even come out until 1980, forty years after the Holocaust began.

Society has a weird was of looking at things, and since 1980, its only gotten worse with how things are prioritized,
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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 05-07-2018 09:34 AM

:o I was not in any way familiar with this fact that comic books dealt out publicly this sad reality of truth about man's inhumanity towards his fellow mankind! Many thanks to knot and Riddick now I am aware.


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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 05-07-2018 09:34 AM

:o I was not in any way familiar with this fact that comic books dealt out publicly this sad reality of truth about man's inhumanity towards his fellow mankind! Many thanks to knot and Riddick now I am aware.


MK II :( Ref Netflix: at three AM I was watching a new to me documentry on Auschwitz. :cry:
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Re: How comic books taught American kids about the Holocaust

Post by kbot » 05-07-2018 11:30 AM

Isn't it amazing how things have to be so PC, MK?

Delving deeper, what I'm finding is that the comic book genre took-on a number of issues over the years before the MSM got involved, such as the drug crisis back in the early 70s.

I myself didn't read a whole lot of comic books - I had some, for what is now considered to be the silver age of comics, but as with most kids, we shared a lot. But I never looked at the issues driving the stories.

The artists were, in many cases, Jewish, and had a better sense of what had occurred in WWII, and discerned a lack of coverage by the MSM at the time. Since they worked in offices located in New York, they had a ready platform to get the word out.

Fascinating story. Really changed my view of the industry.
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