2024 Political Writing Book prize finalist

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival

Daniel Finkelstein

Published by: William Collins

This powerfully told and meticulously researched and deeply humane testimony of how Daniel Finkelstein’s family history was shaped by the brutality, war and totalitarianism of the Nazi and Communist dictatorships connects the threads of the last century in a way that brings home just how recent its horrors were.


Sunder Katwala, Orwell Prize for Political Writing judge 2024