Art Spiegelman’s Maus Lecture

Art Spielgelman’s satire of the Holocaust has been a best-seller, because it conveys emotionally, and effectively what other writers have not about the jewish experience during, and post World War II. Used in an academic context, Maus has framed the debate on power, and struggle during that period. It uses a head-fake approach to convey its message, characterising the Nazis as cats, and the Jewish community as rats…