There has been much written about Germany, their Jewish population and WWII, and I have read my share of it. Therefore, when I decided to read Daughter of the Enemy, I did not expect to learn anything new. However, I wasn’t very far into this beautifully written memoir when I realized that this was the first time I had ever given a thought to the ordinary German people. The little girl in the story could have been me -- we played the same games, we had the same conversations with our friends and she knew as much about the Holocaust as I did at the time – which was absolutely nothing. The Jewish people were not the only victims – the fallout from the atrocities scarred an entire generation in post war Germany. This fresh perspective offers an important lesson in today’s society as we sit quietly by watching a new interest in old ideas that promote old hatreds.