The Pulitzer Prize-successful Maus tells the tale of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to phrases together with his father’s tale. Maus strategies the unspeakable in the course of the diminutive. Its shape, the cool animated film (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering experience of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us nearer to the grim center of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).

Maus is a haunting tale inside of a tale. Vladek’s harrowing tale of survival is woven into the creator’s account of his tortured courting together with his getting older father. Towards the backdrop of guilt introduced by way of survival, they degree a regular lifetime of small arguments and unsatisfied visits. This fantastic retelling of our century’s grisliest information is a tale of survival, now not handiest of Vladek however of the youngsters who continue to exist even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of historical past and tracks its which means for all people.