Blurred Pictures


Original Title: Unscharfe Bilder

Paperback, 288 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-10017-1
€ 12.00 [D] | € 12.40 [A] | CHF 17.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: October 9, 2017
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Ulla  Hahn - Blurred Pictures


A novel about the question that is asked in every German family at some point: What did you do in the Third Reich?

Katja Wild, a teacher in Hamburg, thinks she can see her father in one of the photographs in the Wehrmacht exhibition. She knows that her father was a soldier in Russia. He is now 82 years old and spending the final years of his life in a retirement home with a view over the Elbe. As a teacher of ancient history, Greek and Latin at a grammar school he is for his family, colleagues and pupils a humanist of the old school and a specialist in remembrance. A teacher beyond reproach, an exemplary father.

Now, almost 60 years after the end of the war, Katja sees this photo. There is not a lot of time left to ask him about his time during the war … This is the beginning of a painful journey into the past.


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