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Yom Hashoah - A Discussion on "Maus"

We will observe Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at SJE with a book discussion led by Father Cramer at 6pm on Thursday, April 28, where will discuss Art Spiegleman's graphic novel "Maus," the only graphic novel to win a Pulitzer prize and a book that is regularly the subject of book banning.

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Yom Hashoah - A Discussion on "Maus"

Time & Location

Apr 28, 6:00 PM

Grand Haven, 524 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417, USA

About the event

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar (this year it is Thursday, April 29). It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, the day is called is called Yom Hashoah. We will observe this day at SJE with a book discussion led by Father Cramer at 6pm on Thursday, April 28, where will discuss Art Spiegleman's graphic novel "Maus," the only graphic novel to win a Pulitzer prize and a book that is regularly the subject of book banning. You can join us in the Guild Room or online at http://sjegh.com/zoom. The book is available by contacting your local bookseller or Amazon.com. Get a copy to read in advance and join us for the discussion. More information on Maus is below.

Maus is a nonfiction comic book by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Serialized from 1980 to 1991, it depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodernist techniques and represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, Americans as dogs, the English as fish, the French as frogs, and the Swedish as deer. Critics have classified Maus as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992, it became the first (and to date only) graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize (the Special Award in Letters).

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