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Ist es Freude, ist es Schmerz?
(Is it joy, is it pain?)

Jewish roots - German poetry
5 December 2012

Book presentation with Iris Berben

A portrait of Iris Berben

Iris Berben
© Foto: Bernhard Kües

"Ist es Freude, ist es Schmerz?" invites you to a reading adventure through more than 1,200 poems and biographies of over 300 German writers with Jewish roots. The editor Herbert Schmidt is known for his numerous publications on Nazi justice and Nazi racial policy. He has not only literary aesthetics in mind, but also a culturo-political intention with this anthology - to preserve the humanist heritage created by German-speaking Jews.

Iris Berben will read.


5 December 2012, 7:30 pm


Glass Courtyard


8 euros, reduced rate 5 euros


Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 488


Yvonne Niehues
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 445
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

With words of welcome from W. Michael Blumenthal and an introduction by Joseph A. Kruse.

A collaboration with the Literaturbüro NRW and the Edition XIM Virgines.

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