How German Is It by Walter Abish

This novel explores the impact of World War II on Germany's national identity through the eyes of Ulrich Hargenau, a man whose father was executed for plotting against Hitler. As Ulrich returns to his hometown, he grapples with the tension between Germany's new democratic ideals and its Nazi past. The book delves into themes of guilt, memory, and the struggle to reconcile personal and national history.

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