From remarque to kastner – “burned poets” in the synagogue

Armin grotzner was at the reading from the works of "burnt poets" from the very beginning in doing so, told us ingo cesaro, the organizer of this special evening, which took place on tuesday, 8. May, will again take place in the synagogue in kronach. Start is at 19.30 p.M. Admission is free.
Although armin grotzner has been living in bamberg for some time now, he has not missed the opportunity to read erich remarque’s novel "im westen nichts neu" ("nothing new in the west") to be presented. Remarque, born in osnabruck in 1898, served as a soldier on the western front until the end of the war. His war experiences shaped him for life and he was judged to be pacifist-antimilitarist. On 1. February 1933 he left germany for switzerland. In 1933, his books were published under the slogan "against literary betrayal of soldiers of the world war, for education of the people in the spirit of militancy" burned.
"I think I have lived enough." This sentence was written by claire goll, who was born in nurnberg. Gisela gulpen will recite some of her poems. At the age of twenty, claire marries ivan goll. After five years the marriage was divorced.
The connection with ivan goll was fateful. Two fainthearted people with a need for affection and tenderness met. Later she became rainer maria rilke’s beloved. After the separation she moved to paris with ivan goll. There marc chagall and the golls became friends.
Odette eisentrager-sarter will read the novel "the walk to the dogs" to be introduced by erich kastner (1899 -1974). Kastner made his world fame with two of his first books: "herz auf taille" (1928) and "emil and the detectives" (1929). After the nazi takeover, his books were burned. His work was published in switzerland. "Fabian" erich kastner’s masterpiece. For the publishing house, it became an explosive device. De-emphasized by the publisher, it was considered decadent and obscene by many, despite the downplayed version. He himself said: "this book is not for confirmands, no matter how old they are"."

Glosses against the NSDAP

Gisela lang turns alfred kerrs into "the dictatorship of the house servant some poems from the period 1926 to 1934 according to the motto: "nobody knew – only a few" recitation. Alfred kerr (1867-1948) was a writer, journalist and one of the most influential critics. He saw criticism as an art form of its own, apt, witty-ironic, often deliberately in casual style. From 1932 onward, he took a stand against the NSDAP in radio commentaries. In 1933 all his writings were burned and he himself was degaussed.
Ingo cesaro will present the anarchist erich muhsam, who hated violence. In summary, he could be described as a vagabond, bankelsanger, dramatist and anarchist. His first volume of poetry, "die wuste," was published in berlin in 1904. He moved to munich, joined the "schafrichter" and wrote for the "simplicissimus". After his participation in the munich council republic, he was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, but was released in 1924 after six years in prison. At the schutzverband deutscher schriftsteller he said: "and I say to you that we who are gathered here will not see each other again". We are a company on lost ground. But if we are going to die in prison a hundred times over, we must still speak the truth today, shout out that we are protesting."
"It is precisely the anti-semitism that first manifested itself in berlin in the most terrible way that makes it clear to us that we cannot do without this event", notes ingo cesaro. Of course, it was a "show of colors" for everyone who will attend the reading in the synagogue as a listener.

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