Why does the artist place a swastika in the background of the panels that depict the plight of Jews in Hitler's Germany(p.33)? Why on page 125, is the road that Vladek and Anja travel on their way back to Sosnoweic also shaped like a swastika?

Also.... What other symbolic devices does the author use in this book?

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The panels symbolize the plight of the Jews, and the appearance of the swastika in the middle of town flying high consumes the page like the Jews were devoured and crushed by the Nazis. This very large symbol is meant to allow the reader a glimpse of complete and widespread Nazi domination was.



The road is also shaped like a swastika.