Alexandra Senfft | Author and Journalist

Alexandra Senfft

Alexandra Senfft is a German Author.
Alexandra Senfft specializes in the Middle East Conflict and the intergenerational and political consequences of the Nazi past in present Germany

She is a writer of books, essays, articles and reviews in German and English.

Alexandra Senfft’s core themes

  • Biographical work, portraits, political analysis
  • Intergenerational Consequences of the Holocaust, especially on the perpetrators’ side
  • Dialogue between the descendants of Holocaust survivors and the offspring of Nazi victimizers
  • Storytelling and dialogue in intractable conflicts based on the approach of Israeli psychologist Dan Bar-On
  • The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, Peace Movement
  • Israel and Palestine
  • Germans and the Middle East Conflict
  • Antisemitism and enmity against Muslims


Senfft presents her books and topics in Germany and abroad. She lectures, participates in round table and panel discussions, speaks on radio and TV and features in film documentaries. Outside of Germany, Senfft has for example presented her work in the University College London, the Leo Baeck College London, Ben Gurion University Israel or Austin Riggs Center USA.

Her book «Silence Hurts: A German Family History» («Schweigen tut weh. Eine deutsche Familiengeschichte», published 2007 in German, 2018 in Slovakian) won the German national Best Biography Award.

Alexandra Senfft, Breaking the family legacy of silence over the Third Reich
Nearly 70 years after being executed as a war criminal, the memory of Third Reich ambassador to Slovakia, Hanns Ludin, continues to weigh on his descendants. His granddaughter Alexandra Senfft has broken the family silence.
La Croix, François d’Alançon, 14/08/2017
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Interview with Alexandra Senfft
«The Guiding Principle Should Always Be Humanity.»
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My Grandfather Was Executed as a WWII War Criminal.
I Know Why Germany Still Has a Nazi Problem
It was always 'other' Germans who perpetrated Nazi crimes, not our own families.
That's the lie that has enabled the far right to return to power in Germany
Haaretz March/2018
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Nazi-era thinking never went away in Germany
Far-right populists are building on ideas that survived thanks to postwar silence.
The Irish Times, February 14, 2018
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Alexandra Senfft | Author and Journalist | info@alexandra-senfft.de