Events | Marion Brasch in conversation with Charlotte Misselwitz & film screening "Lieber Thomas"

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 4:00 pm  |  Schloss Wiepersdorf & Tankhalle

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Marion Brasch © Holmsohn

Conversation with Marion Brasch & Charlotte Misselwitz
Afterwards: Film screening "Lieber Thomas”

Thomas Brasch (1945–2001) was a German author, born in the GDR and with a Jewish background. His parents came to the GDR as communists from exile in England, and his father Horst Brasch became deputy minister of culture there. The story of the Brasch family, Jews in the GDR elite, still sounds extraordinary today. This phenomenon, which was much more prevalent than one would first assume, was investigated by journalist Charlotte Misselwitz during a fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf in the spring of 2022.

Charlotte Misselwitz © private

With the writer Marion Brasch, sister of Thomas Brasch, who wrote a novel about her "fabulous family," Charlotte Misselwitz talks about Thomas Brasch's ambivalent relationship to the GDR, his rebellion against his Jewish parents' GDR allegiance, and the hopes and disappointments of East German Jews toward the GDR project.

After the conversation, we will show Andreas Kleinert's film "Lieber Thomas" (Germany 2021, 157 min, with Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Jörg Schüttauf) in the Tankhalle of Schloss Wiepersdorf.

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