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Special Event for Nora Krug's BELONGING: A German Reckons with History and Home

October 04, 2018 |
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Please join us for a special event to celebrate the release of Nora Krug's new book BELONGING: A German Reckons with History and Home. Krug will discuss the her career and history, the book and its creation, followed by a book signing. 

Belonging tells the story of Krug's attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the historical and personal forces that have shaped her life as a German growing up in the second generation after WWII. The memoir is equal parts graphic novel, family scrapbook, and investigative narrative, and it combines her drawings and hand-lettered texts with family photographs, letters and documents, archival materials, and flea market finds. The book is a reflection on guilt and memory, on the meaning of national identity, and on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts.

The project was generously supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Maurice Sendak Foundation.
 
Tickets: Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. 
$15 Non-member | $10 Member | $7 Senior/students (Undergrad with valid ID)
 
Belonging is published by Scribner, and will be released on October 2nd. The book will be available to purchase in our Museum Shop. 
An excerpt from Nora Krug's "BELONGING: A German Reckons with History and Home"