This Man's Life: 'In the playground, thinking of Joachim's fate at Auschwitz'
The German author, Winfried Georg Sebald, once said no serious person ever thinks about anything else except Hitler. Most of us, I'd imagine, do spare a thought for other things occasionally, but you can see Sebald's point: there are times when it's hard not to think about the monster of the 20th Century. Every weekend I take my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter to her kids' yoga class in Rathgar. While she is there, I take her 20-month-old brother to the park down the hill by the River Dodder.