David Gordon Smith in Der Spiegel:
A new German children’s book, “Die Strasse” (“The Street”), tells the history of the last 100 years by showing how one street and its inhabitants changed over the decades.
Flip through the pictures. A hundred years on a German street also means swastika flag, Hitler youth and bombed out Cities.
The message seems to be that the country has made progress over the last 100 years: The families seem more prosperous, the city is clean and pleasant, and wind turbines are seen on the horizon. “It’s good for children to get the idea that you can always make the future better,” says illustrator Gerda Raidt.
Powerful. Will have to pick this up one up next time I’ll be over there… next time.