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Animation- Another Way to Tell the Story of the Holocaust

Artist and director Nissim Hezkiyahu says: "animation is a very popular language to tell a story."
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 8/16/2013, 2:43 AM

The 13th International Animation, Comics and Caricature Festival was presented this week in Tel Aviv’s Cinemateque featuring new animations that dealt with the tragic story of the Holocaust.

In the 70 years since the Holocaust happened, animation is now able to fill in pictures and videos of Holocaust related material and stand in place of words.

“It’s the first time that this subject, that used to be very heavy and sensitive, comes true in animation. Animators tried to reflect this trauma through the use of animation,” said artist and director Nissim Hezkiyahu.

He continued to stress that animation should not only serve as entertainment, but should also cater to serious topics like the Holocaust.