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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27 January 2020

27.01.2020

January 27 marks the Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism in Germany and the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, by the Red Army on 27 January 1945.

In the words of former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, »[t]he International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is thus a day on which we must reassert our commitment to human rights. […] We must also go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples must enjoy the protections and rights for which the United Nations stands.« On this occasion, we have therefore compiled a list of publications by our authors that deal with the horrors of the Holocaust, with remembrance and responsibility, with our duty to keep vigil and never to forget. These works show the historical events, their repercussions across the generations to this day; they are a reminder that antisemitism and totalitarianism are by no means mere ghosts of the past.

Theodor W. Adorno, Remarks on ›The Authoritarian Personality‹ and Other Texts
Theodor W. Adorno, Aspects of Contemporary Right-Wing Radicalism. A Lecture
Gretel Adorno / Walter Benjamin, Correspondence 1930–1940

Ingeborg Bachmann, Malina
Ingeborg Bachmann, The Radio Family
Ingeborg Bachmann, War Diary
Jurek Becker, Jacob the Liar

Charlotte Beradt, The Third Reich of Dreams
Marcel Beyer, The Karnau Tapes
Marcel Beyer, The Century that Cried itself Blind
Marcel Beyer, Kaltenburg
Felix Bohr, The War Criminals’ Lobby. West German Aid for Nazi-Perpetrators Taken into Custody Abroad

Szilárd Borbély, The Dispossessed
Michael Brenner, The Long Shadow of the Revolution. Jews and Anti-Semites in Hitler’s Munich 1918–1923
Barbara Bronnen, My Fathers
Helga Bürster, Luzie's Legacy


Paul Celan, »an entirely personal matter«. Letters 1934-1970

Max Frisch, Diary 1946–1949

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, After 1945. Latency as Origin of the Present

Felix Hartlaub, From Hitler's Berlin. 1934 to 1938
Christoph Hein, Settlement
Klaus Hillenbrand, Not With Us. The Life of Leonie and Walter Frankenstein


Uwe Johnson, Speculations About Jakob
Hans Jonas,
The Concept of God after Auschwitz. A Jewish Voice

Alexander Kluge, 30 April 1945. The Day When Hitler Shot Himself and the Westernisation of Germany Began
Alexander Kluge, The Air Raid on Halberstadt on 8 April 1945
Wolfgang Koeppen, Death in Rome
Stefan Kühl, Ordinary Organizations. The Sociology of the Holocaust


Maya Lasker-Wallfisch, Letter to Breslau. My Story across Three Generations
Gert Ledig, Payback


Hans Erich Nossack, Give Me a Sign of Life Again Soon. Correspondence 1943–1956

Katja Petrowskaja, Maybe Esther
Oliver Polak, Stop Hating Jews


Doron Rabinovici, Anyway
Doron Rabinovici, Eichmann's Jews. The Jewish Administration of Holocaust Vienna, 1938-1945
Doron Rabinovici, The Search for M
Ralf Rothmann, To Die in Spring
Ralf Rothmann, The God of That Summer


Robert Schindel, The Cold One
Robert Schindel, Born-Where
Gershom Scholem / Theodor W. Adorno, »The good Lord lives in the details«. Letters 1939-1969
Gershom Scholem / Hannah Arendt, Correspondence. 1939-1964
Maria Stepanova, Post-Memory
Peter Suhrkamp / Annemarie Seidel, »So Now Farewell! And Take Good Care«. Letters 1935-1959


Tuvia Tenenbom, I Sleep in Hitler's Room. An American Jew Visits Germany
Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Lost

Kevin Vennemann, Close to Jedenew
Kevin Vennemann, Mara Kogoj


Peter Weiss, The Investigation
Bruno E. Werner, The Slave Ship
Michael Wildt, The Volk's Ambivalence. National Socialism as Social History
Josef Winkler, Take the Blame, Father or Death Be Writ into My Heart
Christa Wolf, Obituary for the Living. The Flight
Christa Wolf, Patterns of Childhood
Christa Wolf, August

30 April 1945
Alexander Kluge
30 April 1945
I Sleep in Hitler´s Room
Tuvia Tenenbom
I Sleep in Hitler's Room
The Volk’s Ambivalence
Michael Wildt
The Volk’s Ambivalence
August
Christa Wolf
August
From Hitler’s Berlin
Felix Hartlaub
From Hitler’s Berlin
»So Now Farewell! And Take Good Care«
Peter Suhrkamp, Annemarie Seidel
»So Now Farewell! And Take Good Care«
Letter to Breslau
Maya Lasker-Wallfisch
Letter to Breslau
Correspondence – 1939-1964
Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt
Correspondence – 1939-1964
»The good Lord lives in the details«
Theodor W. Adorno, Gershom Scholem
»The good Lord lives in the details«
The Cold One
Robert Schindel
The Cold One
The Third Reich of Dreams
Charlotte Beradt
The Third Reich of Dreams
The Investigation
Peter Weiss
The Investigation
The Karnau Tapes
Marcel Beyer
The Karnau Tapes
The Slave Ship
Bruno E. Werner
The Slave Ship
Ordinary Organizations
Stefan Kühl
Ordinary Organizations
Born-Where
Robert Schindel
Born-Where
Stop Hating Jews
Oliver Polak
Stop Hating Jews
The God of That Summer
Ralf Rothmann
The God of That Summer
To Die in Spring
Ralf Rothmann
To Die in Spring
Eichmann´s Jews
Doron Rabinovici
Eichmann's Jews
Jacob the Liar
Jurek Becker
Jacob the Liar
Kaltenburg
Marcel Beyer
Kaltenburg
Patterns of Childhood
Christa Wolf
Patterns of Childhood
War Diary
Ingeborg Bachmann
War Diary
Settlement
Christoph Hein
Settlement
Luzie’s Legacy
Helga Bürster
Luzie’s Legacy
Malina
Ingeborg Bachmann
Malina
Mara Kogoj
Kevin Vennemann
Mara Kogoj
My Fathers
Barbara Bronnen
My Fathers
The Dispossessed
Szilárd Borbély
The Dispossessed
After 1945
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
After 1945
Post-Memory
Maria Stepanova
Post-Memory
Close to Jedenew
Kevin Vennemann
Close to Jedenew
Not With Us
Klaus Hillenbrand
Not With Us
Anyway
Doron Rabinovici
Anyway
The Radio Familiy
Ingeborg Bachmann
The Radio Familiy
The Search for M
Doron Rabinovici
The Search for M
Diary 1946–1949
Max Frisch
Diary 1946–1949
Payback
Gert Ledig
Payback
Lost
Hans-Ulrich Treichel
Lost
Maybe Esther
Katja Petrowskaja
Maybe Esther
Death In Rome
Wolfgang Koeppen
Death In Rome