Cover of Mit dem Rücken zur Wand.

Mit dem Rücken zur Wand

author: Klaus Kordon (1990)
series: Wendepunkte #2
date read: 2003-03-01
pages: 452
lists: german , historical-fiction , ya
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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.