Jan Oelker: Baltics
An approach to Johannes Bobrowski
In his presentation Jan Oelker reports about trips to Poland in the Baltic States and the Russian exclave Kaliningrad, two of which were also organized by the association Kulturaktiv. He visited places which were important for the history of the Baltic states, but also for Poland, Russia and Germany. However, the presentation focuses on real and literary places connected with the life and work of Johannes Bobrowski. The questions with which the poet, born in Tilsit, dealt literarily – homeland, love, guilt, loss, reconciliation – have lost none of their topicality. With his work Bobrowski created an important building block for the reconciliation of peoples after the Second World War and thus ultimately also for a united Europe.
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