There was once an internment/refugee camp in France that went by the name of Gurs. During WWII, after France joined up with the Nazis, Camp Gurs became home to non-French Jews and other “dangerous” people. Although this was a concentration camp, and obviously not a nice place to live, the people within Gurs were able to create for themselves a community that thrived on the arts. One prisoner, named Horst Rosenthal, created a couple of comic works before his death. One was titled “A Day in the Life of a Resident: Gurs Internment Camp, 1942”. I can’t find much about this one, but the other one, which a lot of people seem to love, is called “Mickey Mouse in the Gurs Internment Camp – Published without Walt Disney’s Permission.” Here are some panels:
you can read more about it in a paper titled: Mickey Mouse in Gurs – Humour, Irony and Criticism in Works of Art Produced in the Gurs Internment Camp.
via Boing Boing, Scribd, and Disney History.
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arcade (1984, Capcom)
Only in the world of video games could a Japanese company immortalize the Americans’ retaliation following the Pearl Harbor attack. The Super Ace fighter plane’s immodest objective is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Imperial airfleet. This “one-plane airforce” is a common theme in scrolling shooter games but 1942 sets itself apart with extremely balanced gameplay and a real, historical situation as opposed to the then-cliche space shooter scenario.
1942 was inducted on May 25th, 2009.
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