• Rarely has a non-fiction book so skilfully combined vividness, drama and eloquence.

    From the Jury's reasoning for the Leipzig Prize Book Fair Prize 2019
  • “[A] gripping 500-page X-ray-vision tale of an often overlooked and misperceived phase of German history reveals, like all great history books, as much about the first decade after the war as about today.

    The German Times
  • Clearly written, full of empathy for everyday life, which is far too seldom taken into consideration… You devour it like a novel.

    Welt am Sonntag

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