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The Jews are presented as anthropomorphized mice, the Poles as pigs, and the Germans as cats. Discuss how these caricature portrayals destroy the notion of any so-called rigorous investigation into the putatively distinct quality of race.

Why do you think that, today, some people seek to deny the historicity of the Holocaust?

After reading the narrative, do you think that Artie and Françoise will have children of their own?

What would have likely happened to Richieu had Anja and Vladek retained him in Sosnowiec? Did they make the best possible decision for their infant's future?

Do you think that it is useful to know how to construct a bunker? Look at the details of the bunker illustration on page 112. Why was it important that the bin was bolted to the floor?

Today in Germany it is illegal to display a swastika, the symbol...

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