In May, Dave Sim will release what he's been up until now calling Secret Project 1. This book, called Judenhass (German term for Jew hatred), is about the Holocaust. Judenhass will be 56 pages long and sell for $4.00. Sim will keep Judenhass in print as he wanted to have an affordable book about the Holocaust available that schools or anyone could buy. I'll be donating all of my sales of Judenhass to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. www.ushmm.org/.
Dave Sim selected the name Judenhass as the title for his Holocaust book because that's what the Holocaust was: the ultimate in Jewish hatred. Lou Copeland, volunteered his time and services to create www.judenhass.com, a website that people can go to for more information on Dave Sim's Judenhass. I highly recommend visiting the site as it has a preview section, a making of section (also click on www.glamourpusscomic.com and then click on making of glamourpuss for a utterly fascinating YouTube 5 minute video of how Sim does his art these days), there's also a great letter from Jean Shuster Peavy (Superman co-creater, Joe Shuster's sister) that she sent after she read the copy of Judenhass that Dave Sim had sent her. Neil Gaiman wrote Dave Sim that Judenhass made him cry. Dave Sim has only now unveiled what Secret Project 1 is so as not to trivalize the Holocaust and certainly anyone who looks at the preview pages will agree that the book will speak for itself and that Sim doesn't need to parade it around like he's doing with glamourpuss (again I'd like to say I enjoyed glamourpuss and urge everyone to look at the preview copy I have at the store).
I have a special interest in Judenhass, because as I've mentioned a couple of times here on this blog before, I think the Holocaust is a time in history that should never be forgotten. Stories from the Holocaust are amongst the most powerful examples of man's capacity for hatred, how this hatred has effected millions of lives, and how people survived (and sadly didn't survive) this hatred.
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