The German occupation in Belgium during the Second World War in comic strips
For everyone from 7 years old
Free for all

THE EXPO "Spirou in the turmoil of the Shoah

  • WE LOVE : a comic book hero to transmit the history of the shoah
  • AGE : for everyone from 7 years old
  • DATE: until August 30, 2023
  • HOURS: every day (except Saturday) from 10am to 6pm
  • DURATION : about 1 hour
  • FREE for all
  • LOCATION: Memorial of the Shoah (Paris 4th)
Spirou exhibition at the Shoah Memorial in Paris

Spirou in the turmoil of the Shoah: a child's account of the horrors of war

  • The exhibition "Spirou in the turmoil of the Shoah"is based on Emile Bravo's comic book series "Spirou, l'espoir malgré tout" (Spirou, hope in spite of everything), a work that bears witness to the horrors of war from the perspective of a child.
  • The Mémorial de la Shoah presents the comic strips and many fascinating archival documents on the life of the newspaper during the war and the period of the occupation in Belgium
  • The famous bellboy Spirou and his friend Fantasio are plunged into Nazi-occupied Belgium. Through the story told by the comic, we discover the consequences of fanaticism and hatred.
  • Without any emphasis, Emile Bravo captivates and succeeds in his mission: to make people understand that to be a hero, it is not necessarily necessary to have fought with a weapon and to have killed one's enemy. It is a question of being humanistic, of course, but above all of "knowing why you are humanistic. This is what Hope is all about.
  • In one of the Spirou albums, Spirou and Fantasio meet Felix Nussbaum and his wife Felka, German Jewish painters who hid during part of the war but were eventually deported and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944
  • The strength of this comic is the historical rigor of the story. Also, through the confrontation of the plates of the Spirou of Emile Bravo with archival documents, visitors learn a lot about the occupation in Belgium, the administration, the daily life during the Second World War

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