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The other side of the Wall /

by Schwartz, Simon; Watkinson, Laura [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2015.Edition: First American edition.Description: 112 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781467758406 (hbk.); 146775840X (hbk.); 9781467760287 (pbk.); 1467760285 (pbk.).Language note: Translated from the German.Uniform titles: Drüben! English.Subject(s): Schwartz, Simon, 1982- -- Comic books, strips, etc | Schwartz, Simon, 1982- -- Family -- Comic books, strips, etc | Political persecution -- Germany (East) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Germany (East) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Political refugees -- Germany (West) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Berlin (Germany) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Comic books, strips, etc. -- Germany -- Translations into English | Schwartz, Simon, 1982- -- Cartoons and comics | Schwartz, Simon, 1982- -- Family -- Cartoons and comics | Political persecution -- Germany (East) -- Cartoons and comics | Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- Cartoons and comics | Germany (East) -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics | Political refugees -- Germany (West) -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics | Berlin (Germany) -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics | Cartoons and comics | Comic books, strips, etcSummary: "Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his parents experienced harassment by the Stasi and a lack of understanding from members of their own family. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall"--Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A memoir from a talented graphic novelist that explores an important period in history from a personal perspective.Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his parents experienced harassment by the Stasi and a lack of understanding from members of their own family. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall.

Translated from the German.

Translation of: Drüben!

"Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his parents experienced harassment by the Stasi and a lack of understanding from members of their own family. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall"--Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Schwartz's graphic memoir chronicles his parents' upbringing in East Germany, their growing discomfort with the oppression there, and--after his birth--their struggle to leave. It's an honest family portrait, with poignant details about his father's strained relationship with his parents, staunch communists. Schwartz jumps back and forth in time, sometimes confusingly, but his grim palette of black, white, and gray is fitting. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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