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Mieke Eerkens 'All Ships Follow Me'  Is a Harrowing Family Memoir Scarred by the Horrors of War

Against the backdrop of Dutch East Indies colonialism and Nazi sympathizers, two families come together amidst the ashes of World War II in Mieke Eerkens' moving family history, All Ships Follow Me.

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The Banality of Evil in 'Experimenter'

Michael Almereyda’s knotty, intellectually playful film about Stanley Milgram’s chilling 1961 experiments asks why so many people seemed so unwilling to accept his conclusions.

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Jáchym Topol Deserves Your Attention

Attacking both state socialism and market capitalism, expressing the rage of those growing up in one system and suddenly under another, the urgency reminded me of Joyce and Pynchon more than Topol's Prague predecessor, Kafka.

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'Middle C' A Minor Story in a Major Key

In William H. Gass’s latest novel, a man who fears being remembered as a Nazi raises a son who fears living at all.

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The Worst Man Who Ever Lived: 'HHhH'

The eccentric title is a reference to the novel's putative subject, the assassinated Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, "the most dangerous man in the Third Reich, the Hangman of Prague, the Butcher, the Blond Beast, the Man with the Iron Heart, the worst creature ever forged in the burning fires of hell."

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'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' Peers at the Holocaust Through a Child's Eyes

This story of an improbable friendship between an eight-year-old German and a boy in a concentration camp is a standard if unimpressive Holocaust drama with a completely irresponsible ending.

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POV: Inheritance

This notion of "help" -- impossible, necessary -- colors Inheritance, a documentary about living with memories of a Nazi father.

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Becoming Eichmann by David Cesarani

There are virtually no details of Adolf Eichmann's personal life in Cesarani's book.

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The Diary of Petr Ginz: 1941-1942 by Peter Ginz

A small story of everyday barbarity.

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