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3 May 2010

Ingeborg Bachmann: Kriegstagebuch (War diary)

Book Presentation with the Editor Hans Höller and Heinz Bachmann, Ingeborg Bachmann’s Brother

Photo: Ingeborg Bachmann

Ingeborg Bachmann
© Persönlicher Nachlass Ingeborg Bachmann


3 May 2010, 7.30 pm


Old Building second level, Great Hall


9 euros, reduced rate 7 euros


Birgitta Schmidt
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 497
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

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At the Literaturhandlung on
Tel. +49 (0)30 88 24 250

"This is the most wonderful summer of my life… Everyone says that peace is not really apparent, but for me peace is peace!" wrote the 18-year-old Ingeborg Bachmann in her diary straight after the end of the war. Her great relief that Nazi rule is over can be sensed. But there was also another reason for her euphoria, namely that she had fallen in love with the British soldier of the occupying army, Jack Hamesh, a Viennese Jew who had managed to emigrate in 1938.

Ingeborg Bachmann’s "Kriegstagebuch" (War diary) has now been published for the first time in its entirety by the Germanist Hans Höller. It also contains all the letters Jack Hamesh wrote to Ingeborg Bachmann.

A cooperation with the Literaturhandlung.

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