Victor Grossman

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

July 16, 2019

Victor Grossman defected to East Germany while serving in the US military in the 1950’s. His latest book recounts his assessment of life in the US, in East Germany, and in the united Germany. We discuss the book with the author

Merkel’s Grand Coalition Could Strengthen Germany’s Far Right

February 13, 2018

Germany’s Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union reached an agreement to renew their coalition-but the agreement comes at a steep cost for both parties, as the far-right AfD party continues to grow in popularity

Elections in Germany

March 31, 2017
Despite the social democrats’ recent rise in polls, their lack of common ground with the Left Party makes unseating Merkel more difficult, says Victor Grossman in Berlin