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Barbara Honigmann: Introducing Barbara Honigmann

5 December 2016 - 2:17pm -- miranda
Festival EventsWednesday, March 1

Barbara Honigmann: Introducing Barbara Honigmann

JW3

£8.00

14:30

Barbara Honigmann
Chair: Robert Gillett

This event took place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

Barbara Honigmann is Germany’s foremost Jewish writer and the recipient of multiple awards. Author, journalist, theatre director and artist, her work explores the complexities associated with being a Jew in post-WW2 Germany. Honigmann’s mother was Kim Philby’s first wife and her father chief editor of the Berliner Zeitung. She is in conversation with Dr Robert Gillett.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Honigmann

Barbara Honigmann is Germany’s foremost Jewish writer and the recipient of multiple awards. Author, journalist, theatre director and artist, her work explores the complexities associated with being a Jew in post-WW2 Germany. Honigmann’s parents met and married as refugees in London, before returning to Germany in 1947. Litzi Friedman, her mother, was Kim Philby’s first wife and Georg Honigmann, her father, was the chief editor of the Berliner Zeitung.

Robert Gillett

Robert Gillett is Reader in German and Comparative Cultural Studies at Queen Mary College, London.