The illustrations are fairly simple, yet they are very moving. Spiegelman used cats to represent the Germans, and rats to represent the Jews. You can barely discern the facial expressions of the characters, yet you can feel their emotions.
Art Spiegelman’s parents are Holocaust survivors. Here, he tells his father’s story (his mother died several years after the War) of how they survived it all. They were extremely lucky (the rest of their families were wiped out).
I just felt very bad that Vladek destroyed Anja’s journals. What a great waste! Her story is lost forever!
My Rating: 4/5
Date Read: August 2-4, 2012