Love in the Shadow of Death is the story of two prisoners from the Auschwitz Death Camp – Mala Zimetbaum, a Jewish woman, and Edward Galiński, a Polish man. Mala, thanks to her knowledge of several languages and engaging personality, was made a messenger (Läuferin) in the women’s camp. Edek – prisoner of Auschwitz, brought in the first transport of Polish political prisoners – after his stay in the main camp, was transferred to the maintenance work unit in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This comic tells the story of the love that these two individuals develop for one another, their unsuccessful escape, and their tragic death in the camp. This comic shows, in a non stereotypical way, the complicated relationship between prisoners, the functionary prisoners, and the members of the SS guard garrison within Auschwitz. A historical reconstruction. In co-operation with The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
- Publication Date
- Sep 13, 2016
- Comics & Graphic Novels
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Michał Gałek, By (author): Marcin Nowakowski, By (author): Jacek Lech, By (author): Beata Kłos