Self Displaced Person. Peter Szondi’s Problematic Judaism

Andreas Isenschmid on Judaism in the life and work of Peter Szondi (audio recording available, in German)

The talk considers the place of Judaism in the life and work of the literary scholar Peter Szondi (1929–1971).

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 1, Education Room
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Andreas Isenschmid interprets Szondi's career and works, in particular the studies on Hölderlin, Benjamin, and Celan, as covert deliberation on Judaism. Andreas Isenschmid is a literary critic for the NZZ on Sunday. He is working on a monograph which he will present in part on this evening.

What were displaced persons?

After the Second World War, “displaced persons” referred to people stranded outside their countries of origin, including around a quarter million Jews in the western occupied zones of postwar Germany

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The glass courtyard is filled with people and illuminated in purple.

Audio recording of the talk by Andreas Isenschmid, in German; Jewish Museum Berlin 2007

Where, when, what?

  • When3 Dec 2007
  • Where Altbau 1. OG, Bildungsraum
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
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