Because she has Jewish grandparents, Ellen is excluded and terrorized by her peers. In "The Greater Hope," Ilse Aichinger describes the painful experiences of a child growing up in the Third Reich.
A milestone in post-war literature for breaking the taboo of talking about the persecution of Jews by Germany, "The Greater Hope" tells the story of a young "half-Jewish" girl during the late years of the war.
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.
DW set out to prepare a list of interesting German-language novels and stories published since 1900 that have been translated into English. The compilation turned out to be the first of its kind. Here's how it happened.
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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