It has become an important date in Holocaust remembrances, as it was the first time the Western world was confronted with irrefutable evidence that the Holocaust was real. Anyone who says the Holocaust was a lie is an idiot. Unfortunately, heart-breakingly, it was all too true.
|Nazi Hunter Elie Wiesel is 7th man on 2nd row|
In Spiegelman's world, Jews are mice and Nazis are cats. Poles are pigs. Other nationalities are dogs. This sounds silly, but if you actually read the story it works much more dramatically than you think it would. (Click on the page below for a larger version for a representation of his genius.)
If your library doesn't have it, ask them to get it. They should have it. If you can't wait, you can get the joint collection (books 1 and 2) at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.
Never Forget. Never Repeat.