Exhibition “Spirou in the turmoil of the Shoah”

Article publié le 7 November 2022

From 9 December 2022 to 30 August 2023 at the Shoah Memorial

Four generations have travelled far and wide since childhood thanks to the magazines Tintin and Spirou and all their characters, starting with those whose names the magazines bear. Often, these comics were not only aimed at a child audience, or tried to raise their awareness. Émile Bravo, in his fourth and last volume of his series “L’Espoir malgré tout”, published on 20 May 2022 by Dupuis, allows for a surprising encounter. That between the bellboy Spirou and Felix Nussbaum, a German painter murdered in Auschwitz. An imaginary meeting that is not so surprising when one knows that Jean Doisy, the editor of Spirou magazine, directed a network of Resistance fighters during the war. In this comic strip, Bravo presents the dangers of that time and the choices made by institutions and individuals in the face of them.

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