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We Won't See Auschwitz

By Jérémie Dres

Translated by Edward Gauvin

Paperback, 208 pp, $22.95

When his grandmother dies, Jérémie and his elder brother wanted to learn more about their family's Polish roots. But Jérémie is less interested in finding out about how the Holocaust affected his family, and more interested in understanding what it means to be Jewish and Polish today. They decide not to do the Holocaust trail... they won't see Auschwitz. 

Through their journey, they discover a country that is still affected by its past. The brothers talk to lots of people, including progressive rabbis and young Jewish Orthodox artists. Using their grandmother's stories, they piece together the threads of their family history.

Jérémie Dres

Born in 1982, Jérémie Dres lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the École des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Since 2007, he has worked in multimedia, graphic design and illustration. Along with his comics projects, Dres works in digital art, installations and performance pieces.


"It reminds me strongly of the brilliant travelogues of Guy Delisle: a little bit of history; a little bit of politics; the occasional joke."
— The Observer
"The sketchy black and white tales manage to cover some weighty histories, proving that in some cases, pictures really are capable of speaking a thousand words."
— Design Week