The Passenger: Lost German novel makes UK bestseller list 83 years on

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The Passenger: Lost German novel makes UK bestseller list 83 years on

May 17 2021

A novel written about the persecution of Jews in Germany in 1938 but which was then forgotten about for 80 years has made it onto a UK bestsellers list.

Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz's The Passenger is about a Jewish man who - like the author - attempts to escape the rise of the Nazi regime.

It was rediscovered in 2018 after the author's niece told an editor about it.

The book has had stellar reviews and has now entered The Sunday Times list of top 10 hardback fiction bestsellers.

It was written in the weeks after Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the outbreak of mass violence against Jews in Germany and Austria in November 1938.

Source: BBC News

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