Sunday, February 04, 2018
Families often have secrets - subjects that are taboo and, if raised, swiftly lead to silence. Few such secrets can be as devastating as the fact that your grandfather used to be a Nazi officer who was directly responsible for the suffering of thousands. That was the horrific discovery made by British nature author Derek Niemann - an experience with which he attempts to come to terms in his book A Nazi In The Family. It must have been an extremely difficult (if necessary) book to write - with the hardest thing to accept surely being his grandfather's lack of contrition and blatant denial of the reality of what was happening in the concentration camps.
Posted by Ben at 9:50 PM