Would you be willing to die for your convictions? Hans Fallada's novel "Alone in Berlin" or "Every Man Dies Alone" is based on a true tale of bravery during the days of Nazi terror.
Who were the people who risked their lives to resist the Nazis in Germany? A visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin provides some answers — 75 years after the 20 July assassination plot.
Many decades after it was first published, Fallada's novel has become an international bestseller that has been translated into over 30 languages. His masterpiece tells of citizen resistance against a brutal Nazi regime.
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.
The world's largest book fair served as the launching pad for DW's bilingual literature special project. "100 German Must-Reads" recommends and presents 100 remarkable German novels that can also be read in English.
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