Stephan Malinowski wins the German Non-Fiction Prize 2022 for his book “Die Hohenzollern und die Nazis. Geschichte einer Kollaboration”

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The winner of the German Non-Fiction Prize 2022 is Stephan Malinowski for his book “Die Hohenzollern und die Nazis. Geschichte einer Kollaboration” (“The Hohenzollern and the Nazis. History of a Collaboration”) (Propyläen).

Statement from the jury:
“Who decides how we read the past? Stephan Malinowski has written an outstandingly researched and brilliantly narrated book on the role of the Hohenzollerns since 1918. Malinowski’s answer to the question of whether the ruling family aided and abetted the Nazis is clear: in building the ‘Third Reich’, the Hohenzollern dynasty and the Nazi movement forged a symbolic-political alliance. The book, which combines social and political contemporary history with a family portrait, is also a brilliant study of a conservative and rightwing milieu and its hostility to the Republic. It stands out for its stringent argumentation and…

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