The Holocaust and comics

thursday 19 january 2017monday 30 october 2017

The Holocaust, an unprecedented event in history, holds a special place in contemporary memory. An event is something that historians analyze, the media cover and authors write about. The genocide of Europe’s Jews is no exception. Comic-book authors cautiously felt their way through the Holocaust, at times making mistakes, at others brilliantly succeeding.

The Holocaust and Comics invites you on a historical and artistic journey, focusing on their visual sources, relevance, reach and limits.

It made perfect sense for the Shoah Memorial to organize an exhibition on this popular art form in all its diversity, from comics to Franco-Belgian comic books, graphic novels and mangas.

The Memorial will also host many panel discussions during the exhibition, including “Why Didn’t Superheroes Liberate Auschwitz?” on 22 January 2017. the guest speaker will be Chris Claremont, who made Magneto (X-Men) a Holocaust survivor.


Free admission – 1st floor

The Shoah Memorial
Address: 17 rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier 75004 Paris
Tel.: 01 42 77 44 72

The Shoah Memorial is open every day except Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Thursdays until 10 p.m.
Closed on the following holidays: 1 January, 11 and 17 april, 1 and 31 may, 14 July, 15 august and 25 December 2017.

Metro: Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville (line 1), Pont-Marie (line 7)
Bus: 96, 69, 76, 67, Balabus
Parking: Baudoyer (place Baudoyer), Lobau, Pont-Marie (rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville).

Accessible to visitors with disabilities.