Film showing at Apollo Cinema: "Jeder schreibt für sich allein" (Everyone writes on himself)


In cooperation with the Institute of German and Literary Studies of RWTH Aachen University

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 4.30 p.m.

Afterwards: PD Dr. Hans-Joachim Hahn (University of Bielefeld, RWTH) in conversation with Prof. Dr. Stephan Braese (RWTH)

Special price for students of the Institute of German and Literary Studies: 5 Euros

As a good, even outstanding writer, could one come to terms with the National Socialist regime? What prevented authors like Erich Kästner or Hans Fallada from emigrating after Hitler came to power? What attitude did they develop towards National Socialism in their writing, thinking and feeling? How does their behaviour contrast and conflict with well-known exile authors such as Klaus and Thomas Mann? How is it possible that established intellectuals did not immediately distance themselves, but perhaps even sympathized with the regime, followed the reputation and aesthetics of “German art” or simply looked away?

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