Berliner Briefe

Susanne Kerckhoff’s “Berlin Briefe” are regarded as a political and visionary book that penetrates into the basic humanitarian questions and their conditions of our human coexistence.

Documentation of Research on Susanne Kerckhoff’s Epistolary Novel

Susanne Kerckhoff, born in 1918, was a poet, writer, publicist and advanced to become an important political figure in post-war Berlin. In her work, she confronted herself with an unsparing and sincere self-questioning in order to come to terms with National Socialism. In doing so, she triggered conflict-ridden debates on the culture of remembrance after 1945, complex, contradictory and highly topical – and fell into oblivion.

This was the starting point for using autobiographies to draw up an individual approach to the memory space of the city of Berlin – to think about forms of an expanded culture of remembrance in dealing with German history, to talk – and to confront one’s own speechlessness in the face of existing dynamics of autocratic power structures and fascist continuities.

With Melika Akbari aka likabari, Hani Al Sawah aka Al Darwish, Gennadij Desiatnik, Katja Gaudard, Jeanno Gaussi, Jakub Gawlik, Tamar Grosz, Atif Mohammed Nour Hussein, Cheick Mamadou Bhoye Jungermann aka Gigo Flow, Sandra Man, Alica Minar, Jens-Karsten Stoll, Peter Wawerzinek

Supported by Fonds Darstellende K├╝nste – Prozessf├Ârderung, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.