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Joachim Fest

German historian

1926   -   2006

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: University of Freiburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt
occupation: journalist, writer, historian of the modern age, historian, screenwriter, biographer
award received: Theodor Wolff award, Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Wilhelm Leuschner Medal, Einhard-Preis, Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize, Friedrich-Schiedel-Literaturpreis, Goethe Plaque of the City of Frankfurt, Ludwig-Börne-Preis

Joachim Clemens Fest (8 December 1926 – 11 September 2006) was a German journalist, critic, and editor best known for his writings and public commentary on Nazi Germany, including a biography of Adolf Hitler and books about Albert Speer and the German Resistance to Nazism. He was a leading figure in the debate among German historians about the Nazi period.
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