2 weeks ago
Thank you to the German embassy in the UK, and to wonderful BBC journalist Samira Ahmed for hosting an event with me last Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope there was a good turnout 🙂
3 weeks ago
My book "Heimat" was awarded with the Ludwig Marum Prize, a recognition given out by the Social Democratic Party of Germany in my hometown, Karlsruhe.
In 1933, the Social Democratic Party was the Nazi's most significant political opponent. Like other members of this party, Ludwig Marum, a Jewish lawyer and German patriot, was arrested by the Nazis in my hometown in 1933, and in 1934 strangled by the SS and SA in Kislau concentration camp. The Nazis proclaimed that he had committed suicide in his cell "in a fit of dejection." Despite the Gestapo's presence, 3,000 people attended his funeral in Karlsruhe as a public act of defiance. The Ludwig Marum Prize has been awarded annually since 1988 in his honor, and in an attempt of recognizing the fight against forgetting the Nazi's terrible legacy.
While working on my book "Heimat", I found an original photograph of Ludwig Marum's (and the other Social Democrats') arrival at Kislau concentration camp among my grandfather's photo albums. I have no idea how it got there. Who gave it to him? And why was he given one? ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations! The book is a treasure for those of us whose childhoods were haunted by our parents’ history.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch. Ludwig Marum lived and grow up in Bruchsal.
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3 weeks ago
Im Rahmen einer Lesung im Literaturhaus Stuttgart erhielt Nora Krug die Urkunde für den Evangelischen Buchpreis 2019 nun auch ganz in echt und in Farbe von unserer Geschäftsführerin Gabriele Kassenbrock. ... See MoreSee Less
Dear Swedish friends: The Swedish edition of "Heimat: Ett tyskt släktalbum" is out! Thank you to everyone at Norstedts who made this happen, and to the designer who worked tirelessly on the text layout of this edition!
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