Publisher description for I was a child of Holocaust survivors / Bernice Eisenstein.


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In this truly innovative memoir, Bernice Eisenstein combines her skills as a writer and illustrator to recount her early childhood in the 1950s. Drawing on the memories of her parents-both Holocaust survivors-and the fragmented stories of other family members lost in the war, she explores the impact of their legacy on her own life. Through her vivid prose and stunning illustrations, Eisenstein crafts a tale that is emotionally rich and visually arresting.

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors harkens back to Art Spiegelman's Maus but breaks new ground in combining graphic novel and memoir. Mixing sadness with bittersweet humor, Eisenstein describes her experiences growing up in the wake of the World War II. But more than a book about the Holocaust and its far-reaching shadow, this moving, searingly honest testament speaks to the universality of memory and loss.

Anyone who sees this book will be deeply affected by its beautiful, highly evocative writing and its brilliantly original, haunting artwork.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Eisenstein, Bernice, -- 1949- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Jews -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Toronto (Ont.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.