We’ll Soon Be Home Again

Jessica Bab Bonde & Peter Bergting

Original Title
Vi kommer snart hem igen
Published
Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 2018
Genre
Graphic novels
Pages
99
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We’ll Soon Be Home Again

Jessica Bab Bonde & Peter Bergting

”We were showered and our hair shaved off. That was the last time I saw mom and my younger sisters Magdalena and Judith. Mom was 41 years then. My sisters were 14 and 12 years old.” Elisabeth Kischinowsky

Six people’s testimonies on the Holocaust are portrayed in comic strip form. Some of them were children then, and are still alive to tell what happened. What happened to them and their families. What they felt. How they survived. What they lost.

They speak about malnourishment, missed education, families torn apart, and their first meeting with a new home – and how you keep on living, despite it all.

Jessica Bab Bonde and Peter Bergting have, based on survivor’s stories, created an important book. The visual storytelling makes the book accessible, despite its difficult subject. Beyond the testimonies, there is also a timeline, a dictionary and a teaching manual.

A book that opens up for discussions about the most difficult subject matters: about escape, war, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. It suits children and young adults from 11 years.

Jessica Bab Bonde lives a Jewish life with her family in Stockholm. Her existence in Stockholm is a direct consequence of earlier generations’ escape from persecution. She works as a literary agent and has many years’ experience from the publishing world.

Peter Bergting is an award-winning comic book creator, illustrator and author. He has, among other, made covers for books by J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien.

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