Marci Shore

Snapshot
Marci Shore

With a general election approaching in Germany this fall, Angela Merkel finds herself mired in a scandal about her communist upbringing. The belated reckoning with Merkel's past reveals little about the chancellor's political sympathies -- and plenty about the German public's historical ignorance.

Capsule Review
Jan/Feb
2013
Robert Legvold

By sharing the emotional fervor of her many, often deep personal relationships with eastern Europeans, formed during ten years of travel and research in the region, Shore gets at the agony and guilt felt by some and the sublimation resorted to by others.