Le photographe de Mauthausen
Publisher : Le Lombard
Writer(s) : Rubio Salva
Artist(s) : Colombo Pedro
Genre : Historical fiction, Non-Fiction
Target group : 12+
Available titles : 1 x 168 pages
Albums rights sold in : Italian, Korean

This is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of François—or Francesc—Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II only to find himself handed over by the French to the Nazis, who sent him to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp where he spent the war among thousands of other Spaniards and other prisoners. More than half of them lost their lives there. Through an odd turn of events, Boix finds himself the confidant of an SS officer who is documenting the deaths at the camp. Boix realizes that he has a chance to prove Nazi war crimes by stealing the negatives of these perverse photos—but only at the risk of his own life, that of a young Spanish boy he has sworn to protect, and, indeed, that of every prisoner in the camp.

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