Book Review: “The Jewish Brigade”


Book Reviews – “The Jewish Brigade” graphic novel was published in 2016 and was written by Marvano (Mark van Oppen) ( He has authored or coauthored many graphic novels.

I received an ARC of this novel through in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in Poland shortly after the end of World War II. The primary characters are Leslie and Ari, both British soldiers part of the Jewish Brigade. The Jewish Brigade was created as part of the British Army in 1944 and saw action primarily in Italy. It was made up of over 5000 volunteers from Mandatory Palestine.

Leslie and Ari are looking for Jewish refugees as well as former Nazis hiding among the population.

I enjoyed the 25 minutes I spent reading this 50-page WWII graphic novel. I normally do not pick graphic novels to review, but because this one dealt with WWII I decided to give it a try. It was an interesting story with very good artwork. I like the cover art. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

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If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

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