Review: ON THE OTHER SIDE by Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg

Fleur Fisher from Fleur Fisher Reads chose On the Other Side:  Letters to My Children From Germany 1940-46 by Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg — which was reissued by Persephone in recent years — for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from her review:

In her first letter Tilli writes about the events leading up to the war, that the German people were led to believe that they had been wantonly attacked but ‘in truth this whole campaign had been planned long ago, the Fuhrer’s blind lust for conquest, his megalomania being the driving force.’

But this is not a political book. It is an account of daily life in a city at war, of friends and family.

Read the full review here.

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