Peter Filkins is the translator of H.G. Adler’s novels Panorama, The Journey, and The Wall. His biography of Adler will appear from Oxford University Press in 2018. He teaches writing, literature, and translation at Bard College and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he holds the Richard B. Fisher Chair in Literature.

The Coerced Community of Theresienstadt

H.G. Adler survived the Holocaust to write a monumental, meticulous study of the Nazi’s ‘model community,’ one of the first of its kind, in German. Why did it take so long to be translated to English?

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