Nicky Larkin: Apparatus of German state missed killers
Nicky Larkin was able to walk into a Frankfurt bar and see prejudice and anti-Semitism where the government saw nothing
Steffan frowned in Frankfurt as he told me all the world's problems could be blamed on Jaws. Middle-aged men nodded in approval as they sank their pints at the bar. My mind raced in confusion – I never saw that shark film.
Suddenly I realised what Steffan was saying to me. Just to be completely sure he wasn't talking about that shark film or any of its sequels, I repeated "Jaws" in inquisition. Steffan nodded intensely. The Jaws in Israel, he said.
The handful of solo drinkers around the bar all agreed.