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The living presence of a disappearing past, the city and its inhabitants tell stories different from the official history and its monuments. These versions of the past are plural and contradictory, uncensored and spontaneous, constructing a history which supersedes the limitations of narrative. Ultimately Armando's writing is about enabling the reader to experience that which is too horrific to put into words.
In the first translation of Armando's literary work into English, From Berlin gathers Armando's observations of Berlin and the voices of those who lived through the Second World War in a book which is moving and disturbing, and at the same time full of bleak humor.