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Superheroes battled the comic book
version of Adolf Hitler in World War II-era comics, teaching many
children for the first time about the Nazis. But it took years before the
Holocaust and Jewish victims were clearly identified in graphic novels.
Learn how cartoonists helped shed light on one of the darkest chapters in
Can preserving Holocaust evidence
and researching family trees deepen understanding of history? Explore how
personal artifacts help families trace their past and the inspiring story
told in a documentary about a Barcelona woman whose parents escaped Nazi
Germany. After their deaths, their letters and photographs led her to
discover relatives in six countries.
Photos: A boy from Germany reads a comic book at a school
for refugee children in New York, 1942. Library of Congress, Marjory Collins;
Holocaust survivor Michael Gruenbaum (formerly Grunbaum), pictured with his
mother, Margaret, in 1930, discovered that he is related to Dory
Sontheimer, who is featured in the documentary The Seven Boxes.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Michael Gruenbaum