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Maus (Graphic Novel): The World of Maus

Where does Maus take place?

  • Central Europe, 1900s-1940s
  • Auschwitz, 1944-45;
  • New York and Florida, 1970s-1980s.

Maus follows Vladek Spiegelman in Poland in the years leading up to World War II. Germany invaded Poland in 1939 at the start of its hostilities against Russia. [source]


Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. [source]

Children in Nazi Germany


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. The Holocaust book explores the horror of a World War II Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of two 8-year-old boys. [source]

The Diary of Anne Frank. A book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. [source]

Elli: coming of age in the holocaust …

The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis.