For decades after 1945, the victims of Nazism’s crimes had less of a voice in West German society than the perpetrators. Germany’s much-credited reckoning with the Nazi past was a long time coming — but most of the criminals were never brought to justice.
Tommaso Speccher taught as a freelance lecturer at the universities of Verona, Berlin, and Freiburg after his philosophy PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin. He currently works as a popularizer, translator, and researcher at a number of Berlin museum institutions including the Jewish Museum, Topography of Terror, and the Wannsee Conference House. His latest book is La Germania sì che ha fatto i conti con il nazismo.