Yossel: April 19, 1943 : a story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Ibooks, Dec 5, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 120 pages
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His name is Yossel. In another time, in another place, this fifteen-year-old boy could have grown to be a great artist, but in Nazi-occupied Poland Yossel, a Jew, is an untermensch and thus has no rights -- and no future. When the Nazis confiscate his family's home and force them to live in the overcrowded tenements of the Warsaw ghetto, it appears that Yossel's artistic gift will be shattered. Instead, the awful suffering of his family, the terrible conditions of the ghetto, and the increasingly barbaric treatment inspire him. Yossel: April 19, 1943 is this boy's story, told through his sketches. It is a compelling account of increasing horror depicted by an artist whose soul drives him to bear witness through his art.

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User Review  - Christy S - Goodreads

A graphic novel in sketches, this is an account of how Kubert's life might have been had his family not been able to immigrate to the US shortly before the WWII Jewish Ghettos were established in Nazi ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsty (overflowing library) - Goodreads

Stunning. Without a doubt the hardest hitting graphic novel about the holocaust I have read to date Read full review


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Approaching the middle of his ninth decade, Joe Kubert draws with more vigor than most cartoonists one third his age.

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