Maus (graphic novel)
is the name of a Pulitzer Prize
-winning graphic novel
by Art Spiegelman
which recounts his father's struggle to survive the Holocaust
as a Polish Jew, while also following the author's troubled relationship with his father, and the way the effects of war reverberate through generations of a family.
The author/artist portrays different groups of people anthropomorphically as different species of animals: Jews are portrayed as mice (German: Maus), Germans as cats, French as frogs, and so on.
Most of the the book was serialized in the Spiegelman-edited Raw magazine. It was then published in two parts, before eventually being integrated into a single volume.