The German Lesson

By Siegfried Lenz

Synopsis

Siggi Jepsen, the protagonist, is embroiled in the conflict between the totalitarian Nazi government and a creative artist. As a young boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist from painting and to seize all his 'degenerate' work.

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