CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST is an acclaimed and ongoing comic-book series created and published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Scroll to learn more!
When discussing CHUTZ-POW!, we use the term “up-stander,” one who speaks up when they see something is wrong and acts to make the situation right. Every real-life hero featured in CHUTZ-POW! is an up-stander, and these stories are designed to encourage readers of all ages to be up-standers too!
CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST is an acclaimed and ongoing comic-book series created and published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Its mission is to place up-stander's stories OF courage, resilience, and sacrifice at the forefront of Holocaust awareness.
Each volume is an anthology by award-winning creative collaborators, telling true-life stories of heroic survivors who brought light into some of the darkest recesses of WWII. Created for audiences ages 12 and up, CHUTZ-POW! unravels the larger narrative of the Holocaust through the use of comics.
Howard Bender is a professional comic book illustrator who has worked for many top publishers, including Marvel, DC, Disney, Harvey, and Archie. Characters and titles include SUPERMAN, SPIDER-MAN, THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, GHOSTBUSTERS, ARCHIE, CASPER, and RICHIE RICH. He has also worked as an art instructor and created and drawn his own original characters and titles, MR. FIXITT, BILLY & POP, and THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MINUTE MYSTERIES.
Lewis Braham's writing has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bloomberg, Reuters, Ekphrastic Review, Tuck Magazine, Barron's, and the Wall Street Journal. He has an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College.
Below are some examples of artwork seen in CHUTZ-POW! Volumes released so far.
CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST.
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Volume One: The UpStanders TM and © 2014 - Published by the Toonseum.
Volume Two: International Heroes TM and © 2016 - Published by the HCPGH.
Volume Three: The Young Survivors TM and © 2018 - Published by the HCPGH.
Volume Four: Women's Stories TM and © 2020 - Published by the HCPGH.
No part of these comic books, or their artwork and writing, may be printed, distributed, or reproduced in any manner (except for review purposes) without written consent by the HCPGH. Any persons or institutions bearing a similarity to characters or institutions depicted within the publication are purely coincidental, are a matter of public record, or have granted their permission. Portions of Volumes Three and Four have been based on accounts appearing in the book FLARES OF MEMORY, copyright © 1998 by the HCPGH. All rights reserved. Research and editing for this project are provided by the HCPGH.