A Generation Removed?
A look at the relationship between Vladek and Art Spiegelman
This is a creation designed to highlight the continuing effects of the Holocaust on the children of survivors. The comic book MAUS leaves us with no question that Art Speigelman's life has in large measure been determined by his Father's survival of the Holocaust. To what extent is this true for every child of a survivor? And therefore, is it possible to ever be truly removed from the Holocaust?
WARNING: This is a hypertext essay. It is not meant to be read in the traditional, linear fashion, although it can be if that is your strong preference. If, however, you opt to read this by following the links and exploring this document and the other referenced and linked sites, you will gain a more complete knowledge of the significance of the relationship between Art and his Father.
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