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Bookwoman: Belonging: A German Reckons with History & Home by Nora Krug (BW20-1)

  • September 09, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Anjali Pavilion & Online/ZOOM

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Wednesday, September 9

9:30–11:00 am

This class is in-person & online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow throughout her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. For Nora, the simple fact of her German citizenship bound her to the Holocaust and its unspeakable atrocities and left her without a sense of cultural belonging. Yet Nora knew little about her own family’s involvement in the war: though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it.

In her late thirties, after twelve years in the US, Krug realizes that living abroad has only intensified her need to ask the questions she didn’t dare to as a child and young adult. Returning to Germany, she visits archives, conducts research, and interviews family members, uncovering in the process the stories of her maternal grandfather, a driving teacher in Karlsruhe during the war, and her father’s brother Franz-Karl, who died as a teenage SS soldier in Italy. Her quest, spanning continents and generations, pieces together her family’s troubling story and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation. –goodreads.com

All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

Register by: 9/7

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