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Mit dem Rücken zur Wand

Cover of Mit dem Rücken zur Wand.

The second book in this series takes place fifteen years after the revolution, during the fall of the Weimar Republic. It’s haunting and gives a face to dissidents, to jews, to communists, and of course to nazis and collaborators. I was already emotionally invested in the series, so I didn’t see the big turncoat coming (which my mother spotted from a mile away). The book didn’t teach me many new things, if I recall correctly, but it cemented a sense of oppression and violence and the general social situation at the time.

Related books Books related to the whole series are linked at the first part of the series.