Géraldine Schwarz

France, 1974

Géraldine Schwarz is a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin. After working for ten years as a correspondent in Germany for Agence France-Presse, she now collaborates with various international media and gives lectures throughout Europe on the themes of memory, Europe, populism and democracy. She is the author of Those Who Forget, translated into ten languages, which won several book prizes, among them the European Book Prize. Weaving together three generations of her French-German family story, Schwarz explores Europe’s postwar reckoning with fascism. In the face of the return of fascism in Europe today, she asks: how can we better learn from history today to protect our freedom and our democracies?