You might think your ex is a creep. But imagine when your first great love turns out to have blood on his or her hands — lots of blood. Bernhard Schlink and "The Reader."
Bernhard Schlink tends to focus on Germany's painful legacies, including the Nazi past and the 1970s leftist RAF terror group. On Saturday, the bestselling author turns 75.
Nora Krug is the author of a bestselling graphic memoir titled "Heimat," which looks into her family's involvement in World War II. DW asked her what we can learn from the generation of "followers" of the Nazi Party.
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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