It's a fact that comic books are not always funny - even if a lot of people still seem to think so. Art Spiegelman was the one who settled this question for us, starting in the early 1980s. By telling his father's personal story of how he survived the Holocaust and Hitler's concentration camps – in a comic book. A project that made the artist world famous and at the same time helped to improve the American public's appreciation of comics. A great developement that – like ever so often – has "arrived" in Germany only recently. Berlin's "Archiv der Jugendkulturen" (Archive for Juvenile Culture) hosts an exhibition starting October 8, 2012 called "The Holocaust in Comic Books". Ralf Palandt (German Society for Comic Book Research) has compiled a number of cartoons and comics dealing with historical facts of the Holocaust. It seems a typically German dilemma though, that the exhibition's main question is, whether comic books really are an appropriate medium to present such severe topics or if they are simply bound to trivialize them. I wonder what Art Spiegelman would say? His and his colleagues' works are great examples to prove the contrary: Not every comic book story about mice is a cute story. If in doubt, visit Berlin.