On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Historicising the historians

from 08.01.2007

It seems that Germany's climate of public debate surrounding the National Socialist era has become somewhat hysterical. Everyone wants to watch the drama of silence and guilt again, probably because the last actors are disappearing. This explains the weepy response to Günter Grass' admission that at the age of 17, he ...

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