FILE PHOTO: Pawel Piechnik, the author of ‘The Bread of Freedom’ graphic novel about Majdanek German Nazi concentration camp, holds his book during its premiere in Lublin, Poland May 10, 2019. Picture taken May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Robert FurmanczukMore
LUBLIN, Poland (Reuters) – A Polish artist has brought the horrors of the Holocaust to life in a graphic novel based on survivors’ testimonies, published to mark the 75th anniversary of a museum on the site of the concentration camp where they were interned.
“Chleb wolnosciowy”, or “The bread of Freedom”, combines the accounts of 11 prisoners at the Majdanek camp in eastern Poland, where 80,000 people, mainly Jews, are estimated to have died. In all, more than 3 million Polish Jews perished in the Holocaust.
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