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Between You and Me

Violence of the past, love of the present

When Nike leaves her apartment in the Berlin-Mitte district, she has to pass her great-grandmother's Stolperstein. Stones like this are small memorials for the victims of persecution and murder during the Third Reich, and there are many of ...


Being On Fire

"Hartmut lived with us. Yesterday he set himself on fire."

When it comes to soccer, ten-year-old Hanno Kelsterberg knows everything there is to know. This is also true when it comes to staging demonstrations. For the past two years, the ascetic protester Hartmut Gründler has been ...

Rights sold: Arab language

We'll Meet Again in the Hereafter

The last night of Heinrich von Kleist und Henriette Vogel

On November 21 st 1811, on the shores of Lake Wannsee near Potsdam, the writer and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist shot first Henriette Vogel and then himself.

On the day of his death, Kleist composed a letter to his sister Ulrike, writing these now-famous words: "The truth ...


The Night has Twelve Hours

An ultramodern biographical novel about the people who defied the terror of Nazism

The fate of the Bonhoeffer and Dohnanyi families are the focal point of this fascinating novel. And along with them, the ecclesiastical, but above all military, resistance with its two ...

Volume: 3

Epilogue, with Ducks

The story of a passionate but impossible love

"Berlin, 1976: one of the hottest summers on record. I was eighteen, an exchange student from West Germany; you were a twenty-five-year-old small-time dealer. It started just like they all do, those kinds of affairs-obsessive, insane, ...