Malte Herwig: ‘I discovered the story of denial, lies and subterfuge lasted to the present day.’

I was 37 when I first asked whether my grandfather had been a member of the Nazi Party. The question had often lurked in the background of our convers(...)

Frank Schirrmacher, who has died aged 54, was a co-publisher of one of Germany’s most respected newspapers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), (...)

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who has died aged 93, operated at the heart of European culture for more than half a century. The most influential literary crit(...)

Germany’s famous literature critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki delivering a speech during a Berlin commemoration service on International Holocaust Memorial Day last year. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, the doyen of German literary criticism for half a century, has died aged 93.He presided over the literary pages of the Frankfur(...)