Book Club Goethe Book Club: “Belonging” by Nora Krug

Book Club Heimat © Nora Krug

Tue, 04/27/2021


Meet to discuss works from contemporary German-speaking authors in our Goethe Book Club. Each selection can be read in its English translation or original German; the discussion, hosted by Chris Walker, will be in English.
On Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 pm CT we will discuss Nora Krug’s graphic memoir Belonging. A German Reckons with History and Home (German title: “Heimat”, 2018). We are also excited to announce that Nora Krug will be joining us for a virtual author talk on May 6th. To learn more about this upcoming event, please click on the following Link.
Nora Krug © Nina Subin Nora Krug: Belonging. A German Reckons with History and Home (2018)
Nora Krug was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and has lived in Brooklyn, NY since 2002. In her 2018 graphic memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home (German title: “Heimat“), Krug delves into her family’s troubled history and the long shadow cast by the Holocaust. Poignant and visually stunning, the novel takes the form of a family scrapbook containing fragments of archival documents, photographs, sketches, and handwritten messages. Through her extraordinary quest, Krug pieces together the hidden truths of her family’s involvement in the war and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation.
Belonging was chosen as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Guardian, NPR, Kirkus Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Globe. It was the winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Krug is Associate Professor of Illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Please RSVP to access the online event. Simply send an email to and we will send you the Zoom access code.