Although it is a somber time during the year, Holocaust Remembrance Day provides us the opportune moment to reflect and ruminate on the ruination of silence. This evening, for those BEAT readers who are privileged to live in New York, the American Jewish Historical Society is hosting the book launch for We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust (Yoe Books/IDW). The book, which goes into wide release on April 17th, features an introduction by Stan Lee and a wide range of archival material with commentary (what’s a Jewish book without commentary?).
From the press release for tonight’s event:
Join us for a program to commemorate Yom Hashoah [Holocaust Memorial Day] 2018. 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. 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.
For those readers who live in New York City, this will be a can’t-miss event.
Tickets available HERE.