Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Nora Krug presents Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
Visual presentation and discussion
Wine reception to follow
Award-winning artist and Greenlight neighbor Nora Krug presents her new book Belonging, a revelatory, visually stunning graphic memoir 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. In her late thirties, after twelve years in the US, Krug realizes that living abroad has only intensified her need to ask the questions about her family’s history in World War II she didn’t dare to as a child and young adult, and returns to her hometown in Germany on an extraordinary quest to piece together her family’s troubling story. Belonging wrestles with the idea of Heimat, the German word for the place that first forms us, where the sensibilities and identity of one generation pass on to the next, and reflects on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts. Krug presents her book with a visual presentation and discussion at Greenlight.