Post-War Lies (Paperback)

Germany and Hitler's Long Shadow

By Malte Herwig, Jamie Lee Searle (Translator), Shaun Whiteside (Translator)

Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., 9781925106145, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2016

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A German bestseller Post-War Lies is a superb portrait of a torn generation: the Nazi Party's youngest members, those born between 1919 and 1927, who were raised on an ideological diet of racism and militarism. A number of them -- from prominent politician Hans-Dietrich Genscher to writer Martin Walser -- were later to become leading public figures in federal Germany. In this meticulously researched book, Malte Herwig reveals how Germany handled these former party members. Many of this generation kept quiet about their connection to the Nazi Party, or denied it, or pushed it to the backs of their minds and forgot all about it. Post-War Lies tells their hitherto unknown story, from the Third Reich to the post-war de-Nazification process and into the present. It is also a young historian's contribution to an important contemporary debate about historical truth and human honesty.

About the Author

Malte Herwig is a reporter, broadcaster, and historian. He is known for his in-depth interviews and investigative features, and his articles have appeared widely in US, British, and German publications. Jamie Lee Searle has been a freelance literary translator from German for 5 years, and also lectures part-time at Queen Mary, University of London. Her forthcoming published translations include Ursula Poznanski's Funf for Harvill Secker, and a co-translation of Frank Schatzing's Limit for Quercus. Originally from Northern Ireland, Shaun Whiteside is a translator from the German, French, Italian and Dutch, having previously worked as a business journalist and television producer.