Common questions

What happened in Chapter 5 of Maus?

What happened in Chapter 5 of Maus?

Vladek describes the last months of 1943: the Germans are clearing out Srodula, and sending the few remaining Jews to Auschwitz in weekly transports. Miloch and Pesach build a bunker in the shoe shop (Haskel has made escape plans of his own) and invite Vladek, Anja, and Lolek to hide with them when the time comes.

What is the consequence of Vladek’s father’s decision What does this reveal about Vladek’s father’s character?

Vladek’s father’s choice to join his daughter leads to his death as he is sent to a concentration camp and his death. This shows that Vladek’s father is incredibly loyal to his family and cares more about his daughter than his own life.

What happens in Maus chapter3?

Vladek narrowly escapes a beating when he speaks German to his German captors. As the prisoners are forced to help the German sort out the wounded and the dead, Vladek finds the soldier he killed. At a prisoner-of-war (POW) camp near Nuremberg, the Jewish POWs are separated from the others and made to do hard labor.

What happened to the seamstress in Maus?

The police discovered the documents and arrested the seamstress. Anja’s father paid the seamstress to keep her mouth shut about Anja, and in three months the seamstress was freed.

Who is mancie in Maus?

Mancie is a Jewish woman who leads groups of other Jewish women prisoners at Birkenau. She risks her life in order to relay messages between Vladek and Anja.

What happens in Maus chapter4?

It’s a full house at his father-in-law’s household; Vladek lives there with Anja, Richieu, and a host of relatives. To make up for meager rations, they have to buy and barter on the black market. His father-in-law’s factory has been taken over by the Germans, so the family has to live on savings.

How did Anja’s grandparents get taken away?

What happened to Anja’s grandparents (the Karmios)? They tried to hide them in a storage shed saying that they had left a month ago with no word. However, after the Jewish police said that Vladek’s father-in-law and wife would have to take their place if they didn’t show up, they gave them up. They were gassed.

Why did Vladek’s father climb the fence to the bad side?

vladek’s father hops the fence to the “bad side” to be with her. mala says that vladek is more attached to things than people.

What happened to Artie’s coat?

Wrapping up the interview for the evening and preparing to head home, Artie goes to collect his coat from the closet and finds it isn’t there. Vladek reveals that he threw the coat in the trash. It was too shabby, he tells Artie, and he was embarrassed to have his son wear such a thing.

What has happened to Anja’s grandparents?

What do the pills represent in Maus?

Vladek’s pills are evidence of his age and poor health, and Artie’s surprise at seeing them is a reminder of how distant he has been over the past several years.

Who is Haskel in Maus?

Haskel is a cousin of Vladek’s who is able to schmooze his way into favor with the German soldiers occupying Sosnowiec. Through his influence, Vladek and Anja are able to escape deportation to Auschwitz for a time. Vladek calls Haskel a “Kombinator,” a schemer (I.