Jens Rehn (1918–1983) was a German navy officer who commanded a submarine during World War II. He was captured by Allied forces in 1943 and held in a British POW camp until 1947. After his return to Germany, he worked for RIAS Berlin and wrote numerous novels, including Feuer im Schnee and Die Kinder des Saturn. Kenneth J. Northcott is professor emeritus of German at the University of Chicago. He has translated a number of books for the University of Chicago Press.
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