Having read 2 books and 2 parts of Maus, I can see many connections from Maus to One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, World War I, and many other books. Maus is a book based on the history of the holocaust, and the life of a Jew during World War II. Maus has to do a lot with equality because Jews weren’t equal to the Aryans during the World War II in the lands German conquered. The Nazi group especially treated Jews, Gypsies, and a whole lot of people who weren’t Aryan as their experiments or the main reason for Germany’s Treaty that they had to pay. But Jews, especially were most killed in the camps of the Nazis. Bringing the reason that Jews in Germany were wealthy while the whole German people weren’t Hitler came up with the idea to make a gigantic army to break the Treaty and to kill the Jews. It was like killing 2 birds with one stone.
Connecting to One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the concentration camps were both harsh. They treated the prisoners as nothing but people who will help the country become better. The differences were that One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, had a gulag camp for the Russians or prisoners in Russia who had their reason. But the Holocaust was a camp for Jews who didn’t have a reason to be stuck their. Another difference is that the Holocaust killed people on purpose but in One day, the campers were killed by hard work but not on purpose. But the campers for one reason had to work non-stop for hours and hours, day by day, month by month. Germany wanted the campers to help Germany not their own home country. But the Soviet Union government wanted the campers to help Soviet Union and the people.
Also connecting to World War I and Maus, World War II started from World War I and Hitler. That is not exaggerated, since World War I made a Treaty ( Treaty of Versailles) which made Germany pay loads of money and land to USA, United Kingdom (more like England), and France. But Hitler during that time found out that Jews were still wealthy while the whole country and even USA was suffering from the Great Depression. Hitler lied, more or less exaggerated about Jews and why they had to suffer from the Great Depression, and the Treaty of Versailles. So Hitler secretly made the Nazi army and made the army greater and greater everyday. Then he also made concentration camps known as the Holocaust. Which then started the war.