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X-Men: Oppression and the “M”-Word

A young Jewish boy walks in a crowd of prisoners heading towards an Auschwitz death camp. Suddenly, his parents are pulled from him. The boy’s mother screams out his name, “Erik!” He yells back, “Mama! No! Mama!” Tears streaming down his face and he stares at the disappearing image of his parents. He will never see them again. Overwhelmed by rage and fear, he stretches his hand towards the iron gates. With a staggering force, his mutation surfaces–manipulating the magnetic fields around him, Erik bends the gates open, until an officer strikes him unconscious. This mythological origin story belongs to
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