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While World War II era fiction is abundant, I haven't seen as many stories written about the long lasting reaches of the war in the decades after. The German House focuses on the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, and it's absolutely fascinating (and heartbreaking) to read about the attitudes of the Germans towards the trial and the actions of Germans in World War II in general. Reading about Eva's awakening to the role those close to her played in the war, and the true impact of the Holocaust, was an interesting character exploration. As she'd been a small child during the war, her memories had been formed more by what she'd been told than by what she experienced. It's infuriating to read at times as characters try to deny, minimize, or twist their role or the impact.