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32 Postcards

Post from Nazi Germany - The Fate of a German-Jewish Family from Hamburg

25 April 2014

Book presentation and discussion with the author Torkel S. Wächter

Portrait Torkel S. Wächter

Portrait Torkel S. Wächter
© Jurek Holzer

It all began like a detective story - finding well-worn, tattered boxes while rummaging in the attic of his parents’ home in Stockholm. That was more than ten years ago.

That was when the Swedish author Torkel S. Wächter found 32 yellowed postcards that he was not able to read at first. He learned that they were written in Sütterlin script by his grandparents in Hamburg and reached his father in Sweden between March 1940 and December 1941. Torkel S. Wächter took this discovery as an opportunity to learn German and to research his family’s history. His work flowed into an online project.


25 April 2014, 7 pm


Old Building, second level, Great Hall




Nadja Mau
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 491
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 513

Recently published, the book "32 Postcards: Post from Nazi Germany" provides insights into the Wächter family’s dramatic story.

Torkel S. Wächter will talk to Mirjam Wenzel and present this book and his online project.

Further information on this event and a post on our blog can be found here.

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