World War II and Holocaust Comics, Perpetrators, and Education

C R Ribbens, Christine Gundermann, Ewa Stańczyk, Laurike In 't Veld (Guest editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-207
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Perpetrator Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2022


  • Perpetrators
  • world war II
  • Holocaust
  • Comics
  • Education
  • graphic novels


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