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The Resource We are on our own : a memoir, by Miriam Katin

We are on our own : a memoir, by Miriam Katin

Label
We are on our own : a memoir
Title
We are on our own
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Miriam Katin
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stunning memoir of a mother and her daughter's survival in WWII and their subsequent lifelong struggle with faith. In this captivating and elegantly illustrated graphic memoir, Miriam Katin retells the story of her and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest. With her father off fighting for the Hungarian army and the German troops quickly approaching, Katin and her mother are forced to flee to the countryside after faking their deaths. Leaving behind all of their belongings and loved ones, and unable to tell anyone of their whereabouts, they disguise themselves as a Russian servant and illegitimate child, while literally staying a few steps ahead of the German soldiers. We Are on Our Own is a woman's attempt to rebuild her earliest childhood trauma in order to come to an understanding of her lifelong questioning of faith. Katin's faith is shaken as she wonders how God could create and tolerate such a wretched world, a world of fear and hiding, bargaining and theft, betrayal and abuse. The complex and horrific experiences on the run are difficult for a child to understand, and as a child, Katin saw them with the simple longing, sadness, and curiosity she felt when her dog ran away or a stranger made her mother cry. Katin's ensuing lifelong struggle with faith is depicted throughout the book in beautiful full-color sequences. We Are on Our Own is the first full-length graphic novel by Katin, at the age of sixty-three
Summary
A full-length illustrated graphic memoir about the author and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest recounts how they faked their deaths, abandoned their belongings and loved ones, and fled in disguise with German troops close behind
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143479
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katin, Miriam
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Katin, Miriam
  • Katin, Miriam
  • Katin, Miriam
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Hungary
Target audience
adult
Label
We are on our own : a memoir, by Miriam Katin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm62129856
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781896597201
Lccn
2006389448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
all illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)62129856
Label
We are on our own : a memoir, by Miriam Katin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm62129856
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781896597201
Lccn
2006389448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
all illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)62129856

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