Widespread Outrage Over Tennessee School Board’s Banning of Holocaust Graphic Novel ‘Maus’

Author Art Spiegelman calls the decision ‘Orwellian,’ while the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum notes the ‘vital role’ the graphic novel has played in educating about the Shoah

Ben Samuels
Washington
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Washington

WASHINGTON – Jewish organizations, politicians, authors and cultural figures have swiftly denounced a Tennessee school board’s unanimous vote to remove “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s acclaimed graphic novel about the Holocaust, from its curriculum.

The McMinn County school board members decried the Pulitzer Prize-winning book’s use of curse words, nude drawings and “not wise or healthy content” within it – a decision Spiegelman decried as “Orwellian.”

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