2 weeks ago

Nora Krug

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

Thank you to the German embassy in the UK, and to wonderful BBC journalist Samira Ahmed for hosting an event with me last Tuesday.Image attachment

 

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Hope there was a good turnout 🙂

3 weeks ago

Nora Krug

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?
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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 Nazis 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 Gestapos 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 Nazis terrible legacy. 

While working on my book Heimat, I found an original photograph of Ludwig Marums (and the other Social Democrats) arrival at Kislau concentration camp among my grandfathers photo albums. I have no idea how it got there. Who gave it to him? And why was he given one?

 

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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.

3 weeks ago

Nora Krug

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

2 months ago

Nora Krug

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!
#norakrug #heimat #norstedts
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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!
#norakrug #heimat #norstedtsImage attachment

2 months ago

Nora Krug

Here is an interview I did with Steve Paikin for "The Agenda" which aired on TV Ontario yesterday: www.tvo.org/video/what-germans-dont-dare-ask ... See MoreSee Less

Here is an interview I did with Steve Paikin for The Agenda which aired on TV Ontario yesterday: https://www.tvo.org/video/what-germans-dont-dare-ask