Nora Krug’s Memoir, Belonging

This podcast discusses Nora Krug’s award-winning graphic memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home (Heimat: Ein deutsches Familienalbum). Krug’s book was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Comics Beat, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.

Links for Further Reading and Viewing

New York Times Book Spotlight: “A Visual Memoir Asks What It Means for Germany to Reckon With Its Past,” by Parul Sehgal.

Interview with Nora Krug: Who I am as a German

An Interview with Nora Krug: “I would have thought: what’s left to say about Germany’s Nazi Past.” Interview by Philip Oltermann in The Guardian.

NPR: “‘Belonging’ Explores the Notion of Belonging and Inherited Guilt”

Nora Krug’s website

Podcast Host
About the Author
Cynthia Nielsen has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Florida, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas, and is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. She is known for her expertise in the field of philosophical hermeneutics (focusing especially on the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer), the philosophy of music, aesthetics, and the philosophy of race. In addition to gardening, she enjoys learning languages and is especially interested in German language and culture.

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