🎧 Historical Fiction
🎧 Champion: A German Boxer, a Jewish Assassin and Hitler's Revenge
On 7 November 1938, 17-year old Polish Jew Herschel Grynszpan shot a Nazi official dead at the German embassy in Paris. The repercussions triggered a calamity which has been called the opening act of the Holocaust. In the novel Champion, Grynszpan's life is intertwined with that of German boxer, Max Schmeling, a poster boy of the Nazis. Rob Weinberg talks to author Stephen Deutsch about Champion, a gripping tale of two lives, which reaches a climax during Kristalnacht.
Up Next in Season 1
🎧 Napoleon: Propaganda and the Theatre
Few historical figures have made as much of an impact on the arts and popular culture as Napoleon Bonaparte, portrayed at times as a heroic visionary, and at others as comically short and bossy. But how does the Napoleon of novels, plays and films, compare with the real man? And how did he contro...
🎧 The Grove of the Caesars
In 1st century Rome, public gardens created by Julius Caesar have become dangerous haunts, especially for women alone. When her husband has to leave the city, Flavia Albia is left to supervise his building project in an old grotto. Soon it becomes apparent that a dangerous serial killer has made ...
🎧 Finding Clara
In the aftermath of World War Two, Clara – once a Nazi icon and heiress to the Falkenberg Iron Works – finds herself on the run, accused of complicity in her father’s war crimes. When she returns to her hometown of Essen, Clara finds everything she once knew in ruins. To survive, Clara must hide ...