Maus II:

AND HERE MY PROBLEMS BEGAN
(FROM MAUSCHWITZ TO THE CATSKILLS AND BEYOND)


Quote in the end papers of Maus II:

"Mickey Mouse is the most miserable ideal ever revealed....Healthy emotions tell every independent young man and every honorable youth that the dirty and filth-covered vermin, the greatest bacteria carrier in the animal kingdom, cannot be the ideal type of animal....Away with Jewish brutalization of the people! Down with Mickey Mouse! Wear the Swastika Cross!" -newspaper article, Pomerania, Germany, mid 1930s

This short video features several scenes from Maus II.

Maus_Book_Cover


Excerpt from Maus II jacket cover:


"The second volume, subtitled And Here My
Troubles Began
, moves us from the barracks
of Auschwitz to the bungalows of the Catskills.
Genuinely tragic and comic by turns, it attains
a complexity of theme and a precision of thought
new to comics and rare in any medium. Maus tries
together two powerful stories: Vladek's harrowing
tale of survival against all odds, delineating the
paradox of daily life in the death camps, and the
author's account of his tortured relationship with
his aging father. At every level this is the ultimate
survivor's tale - and that too of the children who
somehow survive even the survivors."


"In part two of Maus, Art Spiegelman finishes his
masterpiece....You can't help witnessing - even feeling -
the act of private pain being transformed into lasting
truth." - Boston Globe