Derek Niemann

Author, A Nazi in the Family: The Hidden Story of an SS Family in Wartime Germany, Editor. RSPB Children's Magazines


In a highly unusual and indeed possibly unique partnership, Dr Noemie Lopian and Derek Niemann share their stories as a warning of the perils of extremism and to inspire greater understanding between people of different backgrounds. Derek Niemann is a freelance writer, a teacher of creative writing at Cambridge University, and the grandson of an SS officer involved in the Holocaust. Dr Noemie Lopian is the daughter of Ernst Bornstein, author of The Long Night, which tells the horrifying story of his concentration and slave labour camp experiences. Noemie has translated the book into English. She is passionate about Holocaust commemoration and education, challenging audiences about why and how the Holocaust is relevant today and must never be forgotten.