Episode 2266: Endpapers – A Memoir Of A Sportswriter’s Family History In Nazi Germany; The Inevitable Mickelson Apology, Romelu’s Blues
In 2016, Alexander Wolff closed out a distinguished 36-year career spent as a sportswriter with Sports Illustrated during the magazine’s heyday. He had his next steps already planned out: move his family to Berlin, and begin the painstaking research for what would become a memoir of his German father and grandfather.
Joshua Hammer, author of The Falcon Thief and Badass Librarians of Timbuktu, has lived in Berlin for years and knows Germany and its demons well. Here he is on ENDPAPERS in the latest @nybooks https://t.co/POJD8K1iNw
— Alexander Wolff (@alexander_wolff) March 19, 2021
Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home tells the story of the lives of Kurt Wolff, a renowned German book publisher of Jewish descent forced to flee the country as the Nazis rose to power, and his son Niko, conscripted as a young man during the Second World War and sent to fight for the Nazis on the Eastern Front. We speak to Alex about what he discovered about his family’s past, the concept of inherited guilt, and why he undertook a project that had the potential to uncover painful truths.
Thomas Tuchel left out Romelu Lukaku for last night’s Champions League Round of 16 win against Lille, and it looks increasingly unlikely that that relationship is going to be repaired.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) February 22, 2022
And we discuss Phil Mickelson’s apology for… everything.
One thing a tour player said to me last week about Phil Mickelson, anonymously, has stuck with me.
“This is nothing new. The world is just starting to see what we’ve known.”
— Dan Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 22, 2022
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