Memory literature has, since the WW II, developed into a popular genre in which the German past is confronted. Among these are the so-called Father Books, autobiographical texts written from the perspective of sons and daughters seeking to comprehend the involvement of their fathers in the NS regime and the WW II. These books became particularly significant for the German-language book market appearing continuously over the years. This book is the first work to bring together and systematically analyse father literature texts published from the 70s to the early 21st century. Based on a comprehensive text base, it offers a full overview of the various forms of personal confrontation with the NS pasts of the parent generation, and an overview of each phase in the process of coming to terms with the German past. It presents influences by various public and political discourses in a linear and comparative manner by placing father literature in the context of media and politics of memory and by identifying the continuities and fractures in their development from 1945 to the present.