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Tobias Buck

in conversation with Georgina Godwin

Final Verdict: A Holocaust Trial in the Twenty-first Century

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Sunday, 23 June 2024
3.15 PM - 4.15 PM
The Henrietta Barnett School

Journalist Tobias Buck will be talking about his new book Final Verdict: A Holocaust Trial in the Twenty-first Century, which explores the 2019 trial of an SS guard accused of Holocaust crimes and its wider implications – described as ‘A thrilling read‘ by Philippe Sands, author of East West Street.

In 2019, award winning journalist and Managing Editor of the Financial Times, Tobias Buck, covered one of the last Nazi war crime trials in Germany - former SS Guard Bruno Dey stood accused of murdering at least 5,230 prisoners at the Stutthof concentration camp in present-day Poland. The trial took place at a pivotal moment, with fewer survivors of the horrors of the Holocaust and questions increasingly being raised about memory, justice and collective guilt. On a personal level, Buck reflects on the silence surrounding his own family’s war time experiences and the role of his German grandfather.

“a thrilling read. It is a book that raises a myriad of fascinating questions and human dramas, beautifully constructed and enticingly written.” Philippe Sands

“raises vital questions about how we remember the Holocaust. [A] gripping and fascinating book.” James Holland, The Daily Telegraph 5* review

Georgina Godwin, Books Editor for Monocle Radio, host of the flagship literary show Meet the Writers and current affairs programme The Globalist. She chairs events worldwide and hosts a number of commercial podcasts. She is on the boards of the charities English PEN and Developing Artists.

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