Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"[C]hillingly effective." Booklist
"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.