Maus: A Memoir of the Holocaust


Originating InstitutionLa Centrale dell'Arte
Exhibition TypeTravelling exhibition
Event DateOctober 15, 1998–December 15, 1998
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionMaus: A Memoir of the Holocaust is a multi-media exhibit based on Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book, Maus. In Maus, Spiegelman characterizes humans as animals as he tells the disturbing story of his father Vladek’s survival in Nazi Europe and the effects that his parents’ Holocaust experiences had on his own life. The exhibition’s target audience is youth, with the intent of developing new audiences for Holocaust education. Controversial in its comic book form, Maus remains one of the most engaging Holocaust memoirs read by high school age students and a compelling representation of this devastating period in human history and its impact on successive generations.