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LBI Year Book Essay Prize winner 2013: Verena Hutter

Verena Hutter’s ‘Identity Politics and the Jewish Body in Edgar Hilsenrath’s The Nazi and the Barber’ is this year’s winner of the Leo Baeck Essay Prize for young researchers in the field of German-Jewish Studies. Examining the role of physical transgression in Hilsenrath’s novel, Hutter argues that The Nazi and the Barber self-consciously conjures up a world in which lies, hatred, and violence are blissfully perpetuated.

The essay is featured in the 2013 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.