Andreas Kossert

German historian of eastern Europe. Works at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. Author of the prizewinning book Flucht: Eine Menschheitsgeschichte (2020), about the refugee in world history.


Cover for: The measurement of loss

Much has been made of abstinence during the pandemic. But the virtues of ‘doing without’ have nothing to do with the refugee’s involuntary loss of home and family. For those never forced to flee, this existential experience is almost beyond imagination.

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