Forgetting One's Stasi Past: German Writer Christa Wolf's Revealing Works Didn't Divulge Everything

Wolf's life reflects her generation's desperate attempt to detach itself from the country's Nazi past and the East German dictatorship. Her final book has just appeared in Hebrew translation.

"In the city of angels my skin is being peeled back. They want to know what lies beneath, and they find, as in every normal human being, muscles tendons bones veins blood heart stomach liver spleen. They are disappointed, they were hoping for the entrails of a monster.”