Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

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. Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long sh A revelatory, visually stunning graphic memoir by award-winning artist Nora Krug, telling the story of her attempt ...

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Title:Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
Author:Nora Krug
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Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home Reviews

  • Beth
    Jun 30, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

  • Deb
    Jul 23, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

  • Molly
    Jul 26, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 11, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

  • Helen
    Oct 04, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

    The author is on a journey,a very personal quest to discover the Heimat of her family before, during and after WWII. Her desire to find out what happened is told in a most unusual way, through a hand printed, memory scrapbook. I have wondered for some time how Germans lived through ...

  • Dlmrose
    Sep 12, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

  • Laura
    Jul 16, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

  • Bob
    Nov 20, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

  • Blue
    Dec 06, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

  • Heather
    Jul 30, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

  • Wayne McCoy
    Oct 27, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

    The author is on a journey,a very personal quest to discover the Heimat of her family before, during and after WWII. Her desire to find out what happened is told in a most unusual way, through a hand printed, memory scrapbook. I have wondered for some time how Germans lived through ...

    'Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home' by Nora Krug is a non-fiction graphic novel about the difficulty of finding one's place in the world with a troubled national history. Nora was born long after the fall of the Nazi party in Germany, but the guilt of her nation stil...

  • Alyssa
    Aug 31, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    Oct 17, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

  • Kathleen
    Jul 24, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

    The author is on a journey,a very personal quest to discover the Heimat of her family before, during and after WWII. Her desire to find out what happened is told in a most unusual way, through a hand printed, memory scrapbook. I have wondered for some time how Germans lived through ...

    'Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home' by Nora Krug is a non-fiction graphic novel about the difficulty of finding one's place in the world with a troubled national history. Nora was born long after the fall of the Nazi party in Germany, but the guilt of her nation stil...

    As soon as I read a review of this book, I simply had to have it. I put it on my Christmas wish list because of the cost, but when I walked into my local book store, it was there, an irresistable temptation. So it ended up being a birthday present to myself. I'm a big fan of graphic ...

    Belonging was a narrative of the author's ancestry told by using non-traditional pieces of history. I've truly never read a book formatted like this before. Not only was it entirely handwritten, it featured German schoolwork, old photographs, the author's illustrations, and more. It...

    "I feel a sudden pain, shallow but sharp and all-consuming as a paper cut, because even inherited memory hurts." It's been a very long time since I have felt a book so deeply and I find it difficult to adequately express that depth of emotion. Having never given much thought to th...

  • Sarah
    Dec 02, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

  • Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
    Aug 20, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

  • Andrea
    Nov 11, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

    The author is on a journey,a very personal quest to discover the Heimat of her family before, during and after WWII. Her desire to find out what happened is told in a most unusual way, through a hand printed, memory scrapbook. I have wondered for some time how Germans lived through ...

    'Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home' by Nora Krug is a non-fiction graphic novel about the difficulty of finding one's place in the world with a troubled national history. Nora was born long after the fall of the Nazi party in Germany, but the guilt of her nation stil...

    As soon as I read a review of this book, I simply had to have it. I put it on my Christmas wish list because of the cost, but when I walked into my local book store, it was there, an irresistable temptation. So it ended up being a birthday present to myself. I'm a big fan of graphic ...

  • Tara
    Jul 06, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

  • Emmah
    Jul 23, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 16, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

    The author is on a journey,a very personal quest to discover the Heimat of her family before, during and after WWII. Her desire to find out what happened is told in a most unusual way, through a hand printed, memory scrapbook. I have wondered for some time how Germans lived through ...

    'Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home' by Nora Krug is a non-fiction graphic novel about the difficulty of finding one's place in the world with a troubled national history. Nora was born long after the fall of the Nazi party in Germany, but the guilt of her nation stil...

    As soon as I read a review of this book, I simply had to have it. I put it on my Christmas wish list because of the cost, but when I walked into my local book store, it was there, an irresistable temptation. So it ended up being a birthday present to myself. I'm a big fan of graphic ...

    Belonging was a narrative of the author's ancestry told by using non-traditional pieces of history. I've truly never read a book formatted like this before. Not only was it entirely handwritten, it featured German schoolwork, old photographs, the author's illustrations, and more. It...

  • Geoffrey
    Jun 22, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

  • Ellen
    Nov 25, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

  • Jessica Samuelson
    Sep 24, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

  • John
    Aug 26, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

  • Julia
    Nov 06, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

    This is a thought-provoking and interesting read. I like the medium she used to tell her story - the graphic novel, more like a scrap book, with everything written by hand and put together so carefully. The author grew up in 80s Germany with always a feeling of shame about the past...

  • Morris
    Nov 04, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

  • Nicole Westen
    Dec 01, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free digital copy! In Belonging, Nora Krug wrestles with questions about what we inherit and the ways we can (and can't) heal. Though this account was deeply rooted in Nora's family history and her questions about her grandpa...

    This book is so powerful and emotional and eye-opening. Krug takes us with her on a journey to uncover the buried history of her homeland and her family; Krug's watercolor-esque illustrations, historical photographs, and found objects take it to another level. Everyone should read this...

    This is a wonderful book, for many reasons. I come from a country that was occupied by the Germans during WWII, and have heard horrific stories about them. The entire male population of a village next to the one where my parents grew up was executed by the Germans, while children such ...

    It's not popular to rate this only a 3, but I have to do it. The illustrations throughout were truly interesting and the best part of the book. I really liked that each page was it's own little surprise of images. The writing though... it dragged. It dragged for so long with little to ...

    Nora Krug, geboren in Karlsruhe in 1977, woont en werkt in New York, nadat ze eerder al haar geboorteland verliet om in Liverpool te studeren aan het  Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Ze was 19 toen ze naar Liverpool vertrok en besefte al vrij snel dat ze daar...

    Nora Krug's Belonging is the chronicle of her intense search for heimat. This concept of home or homeland is much more than just that, but a greater concept of a place where you feel like you belong and you feel safe and understood and a part of something greater than you. Krug's famil...

    This was a bit of a difficult read, although I expected it to be. Thankfully it is divided into chapters, which makes for easy stopping points. While it is the story of a woman trying to fully understand her family history in relation to WWII and the Holocaust, I feel like there is a d...

  • Bruce Katz
    Oct 14, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

  • Jesica DeHart
    Jul 05, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...

    In "The Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers, Basil is told not to mention the war, but he does, frequently, until the guest break out in tears. At the time, I thought it odd that the germans would be upset about it. As Basil said, they started it. I bring this up, because the author o...

    Belonging is an absolutely beautiful memoir full of questions about identity, family and homeland. Nora Krug was born and raised in Germany, in the shadow of World War II. Belonging is a deeply personal memoir about her struggles with German identity, coming to terms with her family hi...

    (Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Between the real life photos and documents that are mixed with absolutely gorgeous art, and Nora Krug's meticulous documentation of her quest to unravel and understand her family's history, it's impossib...

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books This graphic memoir is a really deep and poignant look at one's self. It's a really heavy topic, but I found it awesome to experience Nora's journey of self-discovery cool to be done in the graphic medium. I also l...

    A fascinating memoir of one woman's attempt to understand and connect with her own past, as well as the complicated past of Germany. It's well worth a read. I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    We all Search: for roots, meaning, answers, stories, purpose. Nora Krug?s Belonging is the author?s journey of making her way back to the German towns her parents and relatives are from and learning their stories. It?s about Searching, Finding her own way, figuring out Collective...

    Set in Karlsruhe, where my German ancestors happened to originate. Nora Krug felt an intense guilt-by-association, from what happened with the nazis. She tried to come to terms with this by digging into the WW-II activities of her grandparents. Not an easy thing to deal with, but she b...

    A German woman comes to terms with her country's past, while trying to determine the meaning of home.German people do not like to go around waving their country's flag or singing their country's national anthem, because they understand the negative connotation of German nationalism. Th...

    I?m not sure how to rate a book like this, what kinds of criteria to use. The author, a German expatriate married to a Jewish husband, has created a strikingly original work ? a chimera ? of enormous power, grace, and courage. Drawings, photographs, documents, and words are broug...

    This was such a stunning book for me. ?Stunning? in that it affected me in a way I did not expect. I have read lots of books about WWII?non-fiction, fiction, children?s & YA books, even a couple graphic novels/memoirs. Despite all that though, I had never given much thou...

    I don't think there are enough words to accurately describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The mix of various diary entries, photographs, various illustrations, and excerpts from propaganda combine to pack an emotional punch. I can't recommend this memoir about growing up German ...

    ARC ...

    I love that the whole of this book was handwritten. ...

    In this memoir, Nora Krug researches her German family to help alleviate her feelings of guilt about World War II. She includes research from government sources and family photos to help her tell her family's story. Her book has the feel of a journal with her personal feelings about he...

    Brace yourself to be consumed by this raw, deeply personal and revealing memoir. As a German, Nora Krug yearns to know the truth of her fractured family and in searching she aches to be absolved. ...

  • Carrie Templeton
    Aug 22, 2018

    Can I give it an extra star? ...

    I am almost overwhelmed at the depth and intensity of this graphic memoir. My husband is a second generation German American, his father was born in Germany shortly before the end of WWII and his mother is of Jewish heritage. As a child, my husband wasn?t taught German and learned ve...