The Journey of Marcel Grob

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In the dead of night, eighty-three-year-old Marcel Grob is sequestered by an investigating judge who questions him about his past. Particularly beginning on June 28, 1944, the day when “Marzell,” like ten thousand of his German-speaking peers from the French borderland province of Alsace, became a member of the Nazis’ infamous Waffen SS.   
But did the teenager volunteer, or was he conscripted by the Nazis? Was he a “Malgré-nous,” one of those forced to comply, or was he a war criminal? To establish the truth of his troubled past, Marcel Grob will have to revisit painful memories as an adolescent forced to fight in Italy with the sinister Reichsführer division.    
Determined to prove his innocence, Marcel begins the story of a long journey into night.

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“'For war has no power to transform; it merely exaggerates the good and evil that are in us…' This quote, by Lord Charles Moran, is dramatically explored by Philippe Collin and Sébastien Goethals’ riveting story of Marcel Grob, a French teen conscripted into the dreaded Waffen SS during the last desperate months of WWII.” —Carl Potts, adjunct professor, School of Visual Arts, Academy of Art University, Pace University, former writer, artist and executive editor at Marvel Comics and Epic Comics
—American Library Association Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table: Nominated for Best Graphic Novels for Adults 2022
The Journey of Marcel Grob is an unforgettable account of World War II, its consequences, and the impossible decisions that were faced within its grasp.” Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
“The minimalist monochromatic artwork is beautiful, and the storytelling is great . . . this is a book that I highly recommend for history buffs as this part of the war is generally not looked at by many historians.” — Arcadia Pod

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