‘When I Grow Up’: New Yorker cartoonist revives misplaced tales of Jewish youngsters | EUROtoday

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An opportunity discovery in a Lithuanian church cellar in 2017 led to the unearthing of a group of misplaced tales of Jewish youngsters depicting their lives within the Nineteen Thirties. Ken Krimstein, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, was so moved by the autobiographical accounts that he travelled to Vilnius to learn them in particular person. He wished to revive the tales of the kids’ hopes and goals, in addition to their fears of the Nazi regime simply earlier than the outbreak of World War II. His graphic novel, “When I Grow Up”, has simply been printed in French as “Vivre”. Krimstein spoke to FRANCE 24’s Gavin Lee in Perspective.