At Easter 1961, Elisabeth learns that her brother, who she loves more than anything, wants to go to the West because he sees no future in the GDR. What will remain of their common ground if everyone follows their own ideals? She still has a few days to talk to Uli. Brigitte Reimann's autobiographically tinged story made the tragedy of the recently completed German division painfully tangible.
Published in 1963, the novel immediately became one of the most discussed books. Young people in particular recognized their own conflicts in the conflicts finally expressed here. Now, 60 years later, this seismographic text can be completely rediscovered, thanks to a serendipitous find that allows the book and its history to be illuminated anew.
An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with Aufbau Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlung.
(Program in German)
Pfefferberg - Theater