Meet Nora Krug: “Belonging” - A German Graphic Novelist Reckons with History and Home

Nora Krug Events

Nora Krug Events, © Nina Subin

25.09.2020 - Article

We are delighted to host a virtual event series with the award-winning author Nora Krug from October 27 to 29, 2020!

About the book and its author:

Born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, award-winning German graphic artist Nora Krug, married to a Jew and living in New York for over 12 years, feels more German than ever.
In her book “Belonging” (“Heimat”), Nora Krug ponders on what home means to her and “… endeavors to make sense of 20th-century history, the Holocaust, her German heritage, and her family's place in it all” (The Boston Globe). Nora Krug returned to Germany, visited archives, conducted research, and interviewed 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 her book Nora Krug sets out on a literary and graphic journey, combining her texts with photographs, archival and flea market finds. “Belonging” is a graphic memory, vivid, true and poetic.

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Silver Medal Society of Illustrators
* Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Comics Beat, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal

This is an event series by the German Consulate General in Vancouver in cooperation and with the support of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, UBC and UVic.

Nora Krug in Conversation with Marsha Lederman
Nora Krug in Conversation with Marsha Lederman© Nina Subin / Globe and Mail

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6pm – 7pm:

Intergenerational Perspectives on the Holocaust: Nora Krug in Conversation with Marsha Lederman (public event)

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Artists' Roundtable
Artists' Roundtable© Nora Krug / Leela Corman / Miriam Katin

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm:

Graphic Auto/biography and the Holocaust: An Artists' Roundtable with Nora Krug, Leela Corman, and Miriam Katin (public event)

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Classroom© Nina Subin / colourbox / colourbox

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 6pm – 8pm:

Nora Krug Visits the Virtual Classroom (event not open to the public)

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