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Title Belonging : a German reckons with history and home / Nora Krug.
Author Krug, Nora.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, ℗2018.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (3 hr., 45 min.)
Call # eAUDIO
Note Downloadable audio file.
Performer Narrated by Nora Krug.
Summary A revelatory memoir by award-winning artist Nora Krug, telling the story of her attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family's wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation, and history. Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow throughout her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. For Nora, the simple fact of her German citizenship bound her to the Holocaust and its unspeakable atrocities and left her without a sense of cultural belonging. Yet Nora knew little about her own family's involvement in the war: though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it. In her late thirties, after twelve years in the US, Krug realizes that living abroad has only intensified her need to ask the questions she didn't dare to as a child and young adult. Returning to Germany, she visits archives, conducts research, and interviews family members, uncovering in the process the stories of her maternal grandfather, a driving teacher in Karlsruhe during the war, and her father's brother Franz-Karl, who died as a teenage SS soldier in Italy. Her extraordinary quest, spanning continents and generations, pieces together her family's troubling story and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation. Belonging wrestles with the idea of Heimat, the German word for the place that first forms us, where the sensibilities and identity of one generation pass on to the next. In this memoir, Nora Krug draws on letters, archival material, flea market finds, and photographs to attempt to understand what it means to belong to one's country and one's family. A wholly original record of a German woman's struggle with the weight of catastrophic history, Belonging is also a reflection on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries' pasts.
Subject Krug, Nora.
German American artists -- Biography.
German American authors -- Biography.
Collective memory -- Germany.
National socialism -- Psychological aspects.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS -- Nonfiction -- Biography & Memoir.
Collective memory. (OCoLC)fst01739814
German American artists. (OCoLC)fst00941287
German American authors. (OCoLC)fst00941288
National socialism -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01033774
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
ISBN 9781508278092 (electronic audio bk.)
1508278091 (electronic audio bk.)

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