Art Spiegelman

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Helen (Hela) Character Analysis

Anja’s sister-in-law. Helen is married to Herman, and is the mother of Lolek and Lonia. Helen and Herman are in New York, visiting the World’s Fair, when the war breaks out. They spend the war in the United States, safe from Nazi persecution, and she is still living when Artie begins work on Maus.
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Helen (Hela) Character Timeline in Maus

The timeline below shows where the character Helen (Hela) appears in Maus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 4
Family, Identity, and Jewishness Theme Icon
...their daughter, Bibi; and Anja’s niece and nephew, Lonia and Lolek, whose parents, Herman and Helen, were in New York visiting the World’s Fair when the war broke out. Food is... (full context)