Join us for a discussion about the graphic novel But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust alongside editor Charlotte Schallié, and Holocaust survivor and MHM Board Member Eva Kuper. The discussion will be moderated by Norman Ravvin, professor in the Department of Religions and Cultures at Concordia University.

  • 6:00 pm on March 20 at the Goethe-Institut
  • Free reservations required
  • Books will be available for purchase at the event through Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
  • The talk will be followed by a reception

By turning remarkable survivor testimonies into graphic novels, But I Live aims to teach new generations about racism, antisemitism, human rights, and social justice.

In partnership with the Jewish Public Library, the Goethe-Institut, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.


“An intimate co-creation of three graphic novelists and four Holocaust survivors, But I Live consists of three illustrated stories based on the experiences of each survivor during and after the Holocaust.

David Schaffer and his family survived in Romania due to their refusal to obey Nazi collaborators. In the Netherlands, brothers Nico and Rolf Kamp were separated from their parents and hidden by the Dutch resistance in thirteen different places. Through the story of Emmie Arbel, a child survivor of the Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, we see the lifelong trauma inflicted by the Holocaust.

To complement these hauntingly beautiful and unforgettable visual stories, But I Live includes historical essays, an illustrated postscript from the artists, and personal words from each of the survivors.” (University of Toronto Press)

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