As the author of eight mystery novels on Hitler and the Nazis, I'm sometimes asked why I choose to write about this subject. Hasn't the time come when, in a tidy phrase beloved of Tony Blair, we should "draw a line" under the war and move on? Indeed, the question was once put to me rather more directly in Berlin by a German publisher with whom I was having dinner. "You're not a Jew," he said. "What's it to you, what happened 60 years ago? Why do you want to keep on bringing up the past like this?"
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