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16 March 2011

Rahel Levin Varnhagen: Rahel
Ein Buch des Andenkens für ihre Freunde
(A book devoted to her friends)

Book Launch with Corinna Harfouch

Six books from the series

Rahel: Ein Buch des Andenkens für ihre Freunde
(Rahel: A book devoted to her friends)
© Wallstein Publishers

Rahel Levin Varnhagen, the great Jewish salonière from Berlin, kept up a lively, often passionate correspondence with a variety of friends, acquaintances, and salon guests. Through their immediacy and spontaneity, these letters still captivate readers today and are a testimony to her ties with many great minds of her time.


16 March 2011, 7.30 pm


Old Building, second level, Great Hall


free with seat ticket only (available at the cash desk). Seats are limited


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

After her death, her husband Karl August Varnhagen von Ense published two versions of the collection and prepared a considerably extended version for publication – a project that only comes to fruition now with this edition. Corinna Harfouch will read a selection of these texts.

Opening remarks by Barbara Hahn (editor) and Brigitte Kronauer.

In cooperation with the German Academy for Language and Poetry, the Wüstenrot Foundation, and Wallstein Publishers.

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