Last December, Dark Horse Comics and Yoe Books announced a publishing partnership that would see Dark Horse release new titles from the boutique publisher. Today the publishers announced details for the latest project in their partnership, Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America. Written by Holocaust scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff, with art and colors by Eisner and Harvey Award Nominee Dean Motter, and featuring a foreword by whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid, the Whistleblowers graphic novel anthology tells the riveting true stories of four heroes who risked everything to expose the horrors of the Holocaust. Included is the retelling of Arthur Weil’s passage on the tragic May 1937 voyage of the St Louis, based on Weil’s never-before-published diary, one of only two existing diaries from among the passengers.

Whistleblowers graphic novel

Here’s how Dark Horse describes the graphic novel: 

Whistleblowers presents the true stories of four courageous individuals who risked their careers—or their lives—to confront the unfolding Holocaust. They were a young journalist—and future U.S. senator—who exposed the truth of Hitler’s plans; a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet who pressured FDR to grant haven to refugees; an eyewitness to Nazi atrocities who met with American and British officials to disclose the death camps; and an American civil servant who blew the whistle on colleagues who were blocking the rescue of refugees.

Acclaimed author and Jewish history professor Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and award-winning comics creator Dean Motter bring to life these tales of moral courage in the shadow of genocide. The foreword is provided by Mark Zaid, prominent Washington DC attorney and co-founder of Whistleblower aid, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to government and private-sector whistleblowers, including in the complaint that triggered Donald Trump’s first impeachment. Trump called Zaid “a sleazeball.”

At a time in this country when antisemitism has been on the rise, this graphic novel is relevant now more than ever. Look for Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America to arrive in bookstores on Tuesday, September 26th, and in comic shops on Wednesday, September 27th.