S5 E6: Family Discovers That Nazi Grandfather Aided French Villagers
Constant Wonder - Season 5, Episode 6
- Aug 9, 2023 12:00 pm
- 53:32 mins
Karl Gönner was a Nazi, and his family didn't ask a lot of questions about that time in his life. But after his death, they came to find out, in a most unexpected way, that he'd protected villagers in occupied France against abuse by the Nazi regime. In this episode of Constant Wonder, a family discovers that their history is more inspiring than they'd ever suspected. Guest: Burkhard Bilger, author of "Fatherland: A Memoir of War, Conscience, and Family Secrets" and staff writer at "The New Yorker"