We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

A Book by Neal Adams, Rafael Medoff, and Craig Yoe

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:00 pm

$10 general ● $5 students/AJHS members/seniors ● $12 at the door

Classic comic book stories about the Holocaust and interviews with their artists and writers, with a cover drawn especially for this book by Neal Adams. An amazing but forgotten chapter in comics history! Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools or presented in films such as Schindler's List, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock.

In this talk, comics legend Neal Adams, Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff, and comics historian Craig Yoe bring together a remarkable collection of comic book stories that introduced an entire generation to an engaging and important subject. We Spoke Out is an extraordinary journey into a compelling topic.

To commemorate Yom Hashoah as well as the upcoming Memorial Day, this program pays homage to the Jewish American heroes who fought with the US Army to defeat Nazism in WWII. AJHS is home to many collections detailing their life stories, such as the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, the Louis H. Tankin World War II memoirs, the Milton Weill papers, and many more.