This roundtable discussion between Christine Gundermann, Ewa Stańczyk, and Kees Ribbens, that addresses various aspects of the representation of World War II and the Holocaust in comics. These include the depiction of perpetrators, the use of comics in education, and the ways in which national contexts have affected the content and reception of these comics. Offering a rich historical overview of World War II and Holocaust comics, the three scholars highlight the predominant focus on victim figures in graphic narratives and discuss its implications for the representation of perpetrator figures. Furthermore, the participants explore the memorial and commemorative frameworks in which the World War II and Holocaust graphic narratives are situated.
- world war II
- graphic novels