u003cbu003e* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award * u003c/bu003eu003cbu003eSilver Medal Society of Illustrators *u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e u003cbu003e* Named a Best Book of the Year by u003ciu003eThe New York Times,u003c/iu003e u003ciu003eThe Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, u003c/iu003eNPRu003ciu003e, u003c/iu003eu003ciu003eComics Beat, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, u003c/iu003eu003ciu003eKirkus Reviews, u003c/iu003eandu003ciu003e u003c/iu003eu003ciu003eLibrary Journalu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e u003cbu003eThisu003ciu003e u003c/iu003e“ingenious reckoning with the past” (u003ciu003eTheu003c/iu003e u003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e), by award-winning artist Nora Krug investigates the hidden truths of her family’s wartime history in Nazi Germany.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbru003eNora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow over her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Yet she knew little about her own family’s involvement; though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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. 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 this extraordinary quest, “Krug erases the boundaries between comics, scrapbooking, and collage as she endeavors to make sense of 20th-century history, the Holocaust, her German heritage, and her family's place in it all” (u003ciu003eThe Boston Globeu003c/iu003e). A highly inventive, “thoughtful, engrossing” (u003ciu003eMinneapolis Star-Tribuneu003c/iu003e) graphic memoir, u003ciu003eBelongingu003c/iu003e “packs the power of Alison Bechdel’s u003ciu003eFun Home u003c/iu003eand David Small’s u003ciu003eStitchesu003c/iu003e” (NPR.org).