How a Holocaust Survivor Escaped Into Comics

Posted on December 6, 2011

Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer This is quite a remarkable little book, by quite an artist-writer duo, on quite a subject. The daughter of a Yiddish journalist and one of the founders of Underground Comix in the late 1960s, Trina Robbins was also a central figure in women’s comics in the 1970s-1990s. The Lily Renee story, is firstly about the discrimination and persecution suffered by Renee in pre-war Vienna, and her escape via Kindertransport.

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