Tennessee school board bans teaching of Holocaust graphic novel Maus

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2022
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A school board in Tennessee has banned a Pulitzer prize-winning novel about the Holocaust from being taught in its classrooms.

Board members voted in favour of banning the novel because it contained swear words and a naked illustration.

The graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale depicts how the author's parents survived Auschwitz during the Holocaust.

Author Art Spiegelman said he was "baffled" by the decision.

Six million Jewish people died in the Holocaust - Nazi Germany's campaign to eradicate Europe's Jewish population.

Mr Spiegelman's parents were Polish Jews who were sent to...

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