Short biography

Regina Scheer © KSW
Regina Scheer © KSW

Regina Scheer


September, October, November 2021

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Regina Scheer, born in Berlin, studied Theater and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University Berlin. From 1972–1976 she was cultural editor at the newspaper FORUM and has been working since as a freelance author, editor, historian, and journalist. Between 1966 and 1990 she published poetry and literary works in anthologies and magazines, she wrote song lyrics and journalistic articles on various topics. Between 1987 and 1989 she conducted and recorded life-history interviews with former prisoners of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and has since then worked on numerous films and exhibitions on this topic. After 2000 she devoted herself to biographical work with migrants in Berlin-Wedding. Regina Scheer is a member of the VS (writers' association of ver.di) and a PEN member.

Among her numerous book publications since 1992 are:

Im Schatten der Sterne. Eine jüdische Widerstandsgruppe, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin 2004
Wir sind die Liebermanns. Geschichte einer Familie, Propyläen Verlag, Berlin 2006
Kurt Tucholsky, Hentrich & Hentrich, Teetz 2008
Max Liebermann erzählt aus seinem Leben, Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin 2010
Machandel, novel, Albrecht Knaus Verlag, Munich 2014
Gott wohnt im Wedding, novel, Penguin Verlag, Munich 2019

During her stay in Wiepersdorf, Regina Scheer will work on her novel Bittere Brunnen, a literary approach to the life of Hertha Walcher, née Gordon, wife of the communist trade unionist and politician Jacob Walcher and secretary to Clara Zetkin in the 1920s.