Draußen vor der Tür - Wolfgang Borchert, Heinrich Böll
Draussen vor der Tür is a play, a powerful outcry of anger against the war and people who do not take responsibility for it and who would rather ignore anyone who comes home broken by it, like the main character of the play. The book also contains a number of very short stories and prose pieces, including "Das Brot" and "Dann gibt es nur eins!" (which I read so many times when I first encountered it that I almost learned it by heart). There is also a very eloquent afterword by Heinrich Böll.