Sönke Neitzel & Harald Welzer

Prof. Dr. Sönke Neitzel, born in 1968, studied History, Political Sciences and Journalism. He has taught in Mainz, Glasgow, Karlsruhe and Bern.

Harald Welzer, born in 1958, is the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Essen) and teaches social psychology at the University of Witten/Herdecke and Emory University Atlanta.

Represented on behalf of S. Fischer


Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying

"These extraordinary bugged conversations reveal through the eyes of German soldiers with stark clarity and candor the often brutal reality of the Second World War, providing remarkable insight into the mentality and behavior of the Wehrmacht." - Sir Ian Kershaw, author of HITLER: A BIOGRAPHY

"The myth that Nazi–era German armed forces [were] not involved in war crimes persisted for decades after the war. Now two German researchers have destroyed it once and for all. . . .The material [they] have uncovered in British and American archives is nothing short of sensational. . . .[SOLDATEN] has the potential to change our view of the war." - Der Spiegel

"This should be required reading for all those who believe that wars could be done cleanly." - Martin Meier, Neues Deutschland

"A significant contribution on the mental history of the Wehrmacht . . . The authors have written an incredibly readable book." - Die Zeit

"An equally fascinating and shocking book about the everyday madness of the Nazi war of extermination, which once again confirms Hannah Arendt's thesis about the 'banality of evil' . . . A scholarly sensation." - Goethe Institut