The World Wars

Amerikanische Truppen im zweiten Weltkrieg
Two devastating wars that changed the course of history. The USA played a significant role in the Allies’ victory.
Repatriation of a Holocaust survivor: Stephen Wertheimer (l) and his parents had to leave Nazi Germany in 1938.

Holocaust survivor takes a far-reaching decision

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Diane L. Wolf, a sociology professor at the University of California, Davis, who spent six months in Berlin.

“In Berlin, I felt acknowledged in some deeper way”

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Jurek Becker: ‘Jakob the Liar’

Hope as the elixir of life: Jurek Becker's novel about the life of Jews in a ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland is gripping and melancholic, but also full of humor. It's a story of the Holocaust, but also much, more more.

Günter Grass: ‘The Tin Drum’

A novel that had the impact of a bomb. World War II and the history of the century from the perspective of a small man — and a reckoning with Germany as it rebuilt itself during the 1950s.