A Jewish tailor in Sosnowiec, to whom Vladek sells black-market cloth at the beginning of the war. Ilzecki has a young son, about the same age as Richieu, whom he hides in the home of a Polish friend shortly after the war breaks out. He offers to help Vladek by asking the friend to hide Richieu as well, but Anja refuses to give up her son.
Mr. Ilzecki Quotes in Maus
The Maus quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Ilzecki or refer to Mr. Ilzecki. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Pantheon edition of Maus published in 1993.).
Part 1, Chapter 4 Quotes
Ilzecki and his wife didn’t come out from the war. But his son remained alive; ours did not.
Mr. Ilzecki Character Timeline in Maus
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Ilzecki appears in Maus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 4