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Heimat

A German Family Album

by Nora Krug

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A powerful and deeply affecting graphic memoir that explores identity, guilt and the meaning of home for a postwar German

One of the Guardian's '50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2018'

Nora Krug grew up as a second-generation German after the end of the Second World War, struggling with a profound ambivalence towards her country's recent past. Travelling as a teenager, her accent alone evoked raw emotions in the people she met, an anger she understood, and shared.

Seventeen years after leaving Germany for the US, Nora Krug decided she couldn't know who she was without confronting where she'd come from. In Heimat, she documents her journey investigating the lives of her family members under the Nazi regime, visually charting her way back to a country still tainted by war. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically told, Heimat is a powerful meditation on the search for cultural identity, and the meaning of history and home.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2018

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Nora Krug (Author)

Nora Krug is a German-American author, illustrator and associate professor in the Illustration Program at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications including The New York Times,...

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