Guernsey Literary Festival

Derek Niemann in Guernsey

DEREK NIEMANN: A Nazi in the Family

Three years ago, Derek Niemann made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an SS officer managing concentration camp slave labour. The story of Karl and his family is a challenging, often surprising and illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.


Saturday 19 September | 15:45-16:45 at the GLF Hub | Ticket price: £6/£4 | BOOK NOW


BOOK GROUP: Birds in a Cage

Derek Niemann’s unusual and inspiring true life story of four men who overcame the fear, hardship and boredom of life in WW2 Prisoner of War camps by watching birds. Derek will talk about Birds in a Cage before the group discusses it together, with questions.


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Saturday 19 September | 11:00-12:00 at the Guille-Allès Library | Ticket price: £6/£4 | BOOK NOW






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