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

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Ibooks, Dec 5, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 120 pages
24 Reviews
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  - Mrs. Porter - Goodreads

Absolutely wrenching. The author's family managed to emigrate from Poland before Hitler's takeover and were supportive of his unusual career path as an artist. This is Kupert's imagining of what would ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Bales - Goodreads

Joe Kubert was one of my favorite comic book artists of all time, he being famous at DC for Hawkman, Tarzan and especially "Sgt. Rock" for which he drew the art for 30 years. In this graphic novel ... 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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