Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegalman, a jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his fathers terrifying story, and History itself.
I went out to see my father in his house by Rego park. I hadn't seen him in a long time-we weren't that close.
oi, Artie your late. I was worried.
oh boy, it would take many books, for my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such stories.
After a nice dinner with my dad and his new wife Mala, she new knew my dad before thew war. He took me to my old room..
I still want to draw that book about your life in Poland, and the war.
It was many, many such stories-Syna-Gogues burned, Jews beaten with no reason, whole towns pushing out all Jews- each story worse than the other.
This Town is Jew Free!
So my ex wife Anja went in one way to Sosnowiec, and I went then in a different direction. To the frontier against Germany.
we were all digged into the woods near a river, on the other side it was the Germans. it was quiet until near morning. then i heard shooting on both sides. And bullets came from every direction.
After two hours of fighting, the Nazis overcame our side of the river. And all from us what weren't injured they marched over to their side of the river to look for dead soldiers. they then took us to a place near Nuremberg where it was many war prisoners. the jews they made to stand separate..