We Are on Our Own

We Are on Our Own

A Memoir

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2006
Edition: 1st hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781896597201
1896597203
Branch Call Number: GN 940.5318092 Katin 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 122 p. :,ill. (some col.)

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May 16, 2015

Terrifying and unsettling. Miriam Katin must have summoned all her inner strength to pull this off.

MariePat Jan 06, 2008

Not really a fan of graphic novels. But I enjoyed this one. About jews fleeing the Nazis in Hungary.

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