German author’s book about Holocaust guilt wins prestigious award

Nora Krug's Belonging examines her family's involvement in World War II.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
March 17, 2019 15:44
German author’s book about Holocaust guilt wins prestigious award

A visitor to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum walks past a mural of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Washington, January 26, 2007. (photo credit: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG)

 
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A German author’s graphic memoir about what she calls the inherited sin of the Holocaust won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle award.

Nora Krug’s “Belonging” won the autobiography category on Thursday during the Circle’s annual award ceremony in New York.

On Krug’s website, “Belonging” is described as being rooted in how “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.” She knew little about her own family’s involvement in World War II and “though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it,” according to the site. The book follows the author’s research into her family’s history in archives, flea markets and interviews.


Other winners announced during the ceremony at the New School include “Milkman,” a novel by Irish author Anna Burns that surprised most readers last year by winning Britain’s Man Booker Prize.

Steve Coll’s “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan” won the nonfiction category.

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