“A Battle for Germany’s Soul”

The best read of the week, without question, was the FT’s gripping account of what might well be the last trial of a German as accessory to the murder of millions.

It delves into a national psyche, deep questions of choice and culpability, and, perhaps above all, memory.

The idea of a “murder machine” in the heart of Europe may beggar the imaginations of those (like me) who have grown up in the era of the Euro, but this long peace is exceptional in European history.

Remembering is a choice. And it might inform how we choose to act.