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La Terre invisible
Hubert Mingarelli

In 1945, in an Allied-occupied city in Germany, an English war photographer can’t bring himself to go home. While he was covering the German defeat, he witnessed the liberation of a concentration camp. Ever since, it’s as though he is unable to find the right words.

While he is housed at the same hotel as the colonel who led the regiment that liberated the camp, the two men form a friendship based on a shared vision of horror. One evening, the photographer explains his idea to the colonel: he wants to crisscross Germany taking pictures of people in front of their homes. He’s hoping that might allow him to discover who the people who allowed those camps to exist really are. The colonel provides him with a car and a driver, a new recruit who just arrived and didn’t see any of the horror.

The two men head off randomly across the country. The photographer is haunted by what he saw, the soldier by personal events that took place back home in England. La Terre invisible tells the story of their journey.

Germany, 1945: A war photographer who witnessed the liberation of a concentration camp and a young soldier who missed the horrors travel around Germany to meet civilians. The first man is haunted by what he saw, the other by personal events that took place back home in England.

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  • Publication date : 15/08/2019
  • Size : 11,5 x 19,0 cm, 192 p., 15,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03224-4
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