The end of World War II marked the beginning of a new nightmare for many women in Berlin. "A Woman in Berlin" by Anonymous is their harrowing story.
Hunger. Bombing. Stories of violence by Allied forces. Berlin in the last months of World War II was no place for a woman — as this diary by an anonymous 30-something journalist reveals.
As a guest of San Francisco's Goethe Institute at the Bay Area Book Festival, DW's David Levitz, host of "100 German Must-Reads" videos, reflects on his identity as an American Jew and novels on Germany's Nazi history.
When Gert Ledig's book appeared in 1956, Germans didn't want to be reminded of the horrors of war. "Payback" describes the bombing of an anonymous German city by an American air regiment.
Germany, with the support of actor and activist Angelina Jolie, has forwarded a UN Security Council resolution addressing rape in conflicts — a subject central to one of Germany's best-known wartime novels.
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