Belonging : a German reckons with history and home / Nora Krug.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Scribner paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A revelatory, visually stunning graphic 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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      German reckons with history and home.
    • ISBN:
      1476796637
      9781476796635
    • Accession Number:
      on1085148520
      1085148520
    • Accession Number:
      fay.665546
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KRUG, N. Belonging : a German reckons with history and home. First Scribner paperback edition. [s. l.]: Scribner, 2019. ISBN 1476796637. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546. Acesso em: 31 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Krug N. Belonging : A German Reckons with History and Home. First Scribner paperback edition. Scribner; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546. Accessed May 31, 2020.
    • APA:
      Krug, N. (2019). Belonging : a German reckons with history and home (First Scribner paperback edition.). Scribner.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Krug, Nora. 2019. Belonging : A German Reckons with History and Home. First Scribner paperback edition. Scribner. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546.
    • Harvard:
      Krug, N. (2019) Belonging : a German reckons with history and home. First Scribner paperback edition. Scribner. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546 (Accessed: 31 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Krug, N 2019, Belonging : a German reckons with history and home, First Scribner paperback edition., Scribner, viewed 31 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Krug, Nora. Belonging : A German Reckons with History and Home. First Scribner paperback edition., Scribner, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Krug, Nora. Belonging : A German Reckons with History and Home. First Scribner paperback edition. Scribner, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Krug N. Belonging : a German reckons with history and home [Internet]. First Scribner paperback edition. Scribner; 2019 [cited 2020 May 31]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.665546

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1

Krug, born in Germany in the 1970s, relates her lifelong search to understand her homeland and family in the still-dark shadow of WWII. From her teen years on, she feels a gnawing guilt over her heritage and also that she lacks a true heimat, or place of deep familiarity. As an adult, she consults historical records and genealogists to piece together her family's past. Her personal and scholarly exercise becomes an often-uncomfortable test of her determination. Waiting to receive the U.S. military file on her grandfather, recorded in 1946 but just recently made available, she feels she's about to find out if it's malignant or not. Photos, pressed flowers, personal letters, historical documents, and her own illustrations and comics make up Krug's mixed-media illustration style, with which she conveys significant emotion. Backgrounds and text are occasionally both so light or dark that her words are practically illegible text is often broken by illustrations in the center of the page, adding to the essentially fragmented nature of her search. A deep and affecting mix of text and illustration. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

Krug (Kamikaze) examines her past, present, and future as a German in this exquisitely illustrated and hand-lettered graphic novel. Being German has always connected Krug to the horrors of the Nazi reign of her home country, and throughout her childhood she wrestled with understanding her family's involvement in the war. Here she details conversations with her parents, long-lost and distant relatives, as well as her trip back to Germany, where she attempts to make sense of historical records, memories, and intense emotional responses as she learns the answers to questions she's been struggling with since coming to live in America 20 years ago. Photographs, letters, drawings, and thrift-store finds are included as touchstones for readers as they travel along with Krug on her journey. The entire story is tied in to the idea of heimat, the German word for the place that first forms us, and Krug's quest to determine what that means for herself and her family. VERDICT A touching story of questioning the unquestionable and finding yourself in the process. Recommended for teens and adults as well as those interested in a highly visual family examination across generations. [See Prepub Alert, 4/30/18.]—Traci Glass, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.