The ease with which Nazi Party members reinvented their past
Journalist Malte Herwig, reporter for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Germany, opened Pandora’s box and into the country’s past to unearth a shocking number of Nazi Party members in prominent postwar positions. The conspiracy, he says, went right to the top.
When Malte Herwig, now a reporter for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Germany, worked as a journalist for the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel n 2006, when, he read that the leading left-wing thinker and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass had been an SS member in his youth. Like many others, he called Grass for an interview, because he wanted to understand why the author had decided to come clean after so many...
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