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Martin Kessel. Mr. Brecher’s Fiasco. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.
A novel of Berlin in the Weimar period. A piercingly cynical portrayal of office culture in the 1920s, ominously reminiscent of today’s corporate world.

Gertrud Kolmar, My Gaze Is Turned Inward. Letters from 1934 to 1943. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2004.
The letters of the German-Jewish poet from the years before her death in Auschwitz.

Oskar Rosenfeld, In the Beginning Was the Ghetto. Notebooks from the Ghetto of Lodz, 1941–1944. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2002.
Day by day accounts of life in one of the most notorious Nazi ghettos.

Monika Maron, Pavel’s Letters. London: Harvill Press, 2002.
The German author’s journey to uncover her grandfather’s life and tragic death.

Monika Maron, Animal Triste. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
A novel of passionate obsession retribution.

Gertrud Kolmar, A Jewish Mother from Berlin and Susanna. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1997.
The prose writings of the German-Jewish poet in one volume.