Vladek Spiegelman: The main character of the book. He is telling his story of WWII through his own eyes. Married to Mala Spiegelman. Formerly married to Anja. He tells about how his life was before the Nazi's and during the Nazi's reign.
Vladek Spiegelman: Vladek, or Vlad, is the narrator, Art's, father. He survived the Holocaust with his wife Anja, though they were separated for a majority of the time. He is an old man now, and very sick, so he begs his son and his wife to come and stay with him. Though his son mainly only came to hear his side of the Holocaust, Vlad is willing to oblige him. As a person, he seems to be very careful with his life and belongings, trying to cling to the better times of his past, while trying to shove the terrible parts away.
Vladek Spiegelman: 'Maus' is focused on Vladek's Holocaust recollections. Through a series of stories to his son, Vladek reveals a tragic past of Jewish life before and during the Second World War. Also depicted is Vladek's life as he suffers through the trials of old age.
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