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ISBN13: 9780810948310
ISBN10: 0810948311
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In this gripping graphic novel, artist Pascal Croci tells the horrifying story of the World War II concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Using the fictional story of a couple — Kazik and Cessia — who lose a daughter at the camp and barely survive themselves, Croci depicts the horror and brutality of the Holocaust in grim, searing, black-and-white illustrations. Based on extensive interviews Croci conducted with concentration-camp survivors, this book tells its story with the immediacy and disturbing reality of actual historical events.

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"The depictions of piled, burning corpses in the gas chamber are not for children or for the faint-hearted of any age. But this is recommended for older teens and adults, as a reminder of something that must not be forgotten." Library Journal

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"[C]hillingly effective." Booklist

Review:

"Croci's work stays with readers, its profound imagery serving as a haunting reminder of the persistence of violence and evil." School Library Journal

About the Author

Pascal Croci is an illustrator living in Aveyron, France.

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crowyhead, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I have to admit, I was a bit put off from the beginning by the cover of this book. The beautiful, big-eyed waif on the cover is an arresting image, but I was a little uncomfortable with what felt like a kind of "concentration camp chic."

The rest of the book belies this; I don't believe that Croci intended to romanticize the Holocaust at all. The book, however, still struck me as flawed. I found the plotting confusing and somewhat meandering, and the attempt at the beginning and end to relate the events of the Holocaust to the ethnic cleansing in the fomer Yugoslavia was well-intentioned but clumsily handled. When I compare it to Art Spiegelman's Maus or Joe Sacco's magnificent journalism in comic-form (I never know what to call nonfiction "graphic novels" -- "graphic nonfiction"? It's frustrating) it falls short.
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jacky_ryckman, January 30, 2008 (view all comments by jacky_ryckman)
An amazing graphic novel. I could not put it down. Not only does Croci tell the story of the Polish Jews at Auschwitz but he also tells about the numerous other victims in the other sub-camps at Auschwitz. Very few books cover those victims as well. The graphics were startling and exceptional. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810948310
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Author:
Croci, Pascal
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 85).
Series Volume:
7e sâer., fasc. 10
Publication Date:
20040401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
1225x875
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Auschwitz
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Product details 88 pages Harry N Abrams - English 9780810948310 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The depictions of piled, burning corpses in the gas chamber are not for children or for the faint-hearted of any age. But this is recommended for older teens and adults, as a reminder of something that must not be forgotten."
"Review" by , "[C]hillingly effective."
"Review" by , "Croci's work stays with readers, its profound imagery serving as a haunting reminder of the persistence of violence and evil."
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