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Artie Spiegelman, the author, artist, and principle narrator, uses the medium of a graphic text—a comic book—to relate the biographical memoir of Vladek and Anja Spiegelman, his parents.
The graphic text uses the extended allegory of anthropomorphized mice—Maus in German—to represent Jews, cats to represent Germans, and other suitable animals to represent other nationalities or ethnicities. They court and wed in and live in various small Polish towns in the Sosnowiec area—close to the German-Poland-Czechoslovakia border, between Krakow, Poland and Breslau, Germany.
Their first son, Richieu, is born in as Vladek becomes commercially successful establishing a textile factory which is initially largely funded by Anja's affluent father.
After the birth of Richieu Anja suffers a nervous collapse, c. Leaving the textile factory in the custody of his father in law, Vladek takes Anja to a sanatorium in Czechoslovakia where the couple stays for several weeks until Anja recovers her health. While traveling through Czechoslovakia, Vladek and Anja are alarmed at the popularity of militant Nazism and blatant anti-Semitism.
They return to the Sosnowiec area briefly and then move to Bielsko, Poland, where Vladek continues to prosper in the textile business. Then, inVladek is drafted. Anja returns home to Sosnowiec while Vladek participates in a single border skirmish where he kills a Nazi invader and is then captured with thousands of other Polish soldiers.
Vladek spends several weeks as a prisoner of war in difficult circumstances performing brutal manual labor for the Nazis. He is then discharged back to Poland and makes his way to Sosnowiec where he lives with the Zylberberg family.
Over the next months the Nazi Holocaust begins to unfold and the Zylberbergs are moved into various ghettos and the family begins to splinter as the Nazis begin pogroms and deportations.
Richieu is sent to what is perceived as a place of safety only to die within a few weeks. Vladek and Anja subsequently attempt to flee to Hungary but are handed over to the Nazis by double-crossing smugglers.
The Spiegelmans are then sent to Auschwitz where they are segregated and put at hard labor. Through a detailed series of horrific experiences, Vladek and Anja manage to survive the Holocaust and a series of deportations and mass executions and eventually are liberated by the advancing allied armies.
They once again meet in Sosnowiec where their few remaining friends and relatives also gather. The Spiegelmans emigrate to Sweden and live in Stockholm where, intheir second son Artie is born. After about two decades the prolonged trauma of the Holocaust finally overwhelms Anja and she takes her own life.
After some time, Vladek marries Mala—another Jewish Holocaust survivor—although their relationship is contentious. Artie is distant from his father but desires to create a biographical memoir and therefore conducts a series of tape-recorded interviews with Vladek which eventually result in the production of the graphic text.
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