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In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, moves to London. At a cocktail party, she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford, who, like Irmina, is working towards an independent existence. However, their relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler's Germany, is forced to return home. As war approaches and her contact with Howard is broken, it becomes clear to Irmina that prosperity will only be possible through the betrayal of her ideals. In the award-winning Irmina, Barbara Yelin presents a troubling drama about the tension between integrity and social advancement. Based on a true story, this moving and perceptive graphic novel perfectly conjures the oppressive atmosphere of wartime Germany, reflecting with compassion and intelligence on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away.
Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2016
Edition: English edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781910593103
Branch Call Number: Graphic Novel Yel
Characteristics: 285 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Waaler, Michael
Korb, Alexander Martin


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AL_CODY Jul 07, 2017

A heartbreaking account of a young German woman's struggles to try and stay in England and eventually having to deal with the rise of Nazism when she has to inevitably return to Germany. This true story shows what it was like to just be an everyday German caught up in the horrific surroundings.

AL_LESLEY Jun 07, 2017

A beautifully and thoughtfully presented graphic novel inspired by the author's own grandmother. This story shows the journey of an ambitious and hopeful young woman into a life dictated by the Third Reich to an old woman confronted with the thoughts of the world. Lovely and shocking and sad.


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