On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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In search of lost sense

Wednesday 21 September, 2005

"Some find smearing the Solidarity revolution and its heroes by means of the secret police archives heroic. Others think it is more like throwing a hand grenade into a cesspool: some get killed, some injured, and everyone is left soiled and smelly. This is how we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the August revolution: bruised, smeared and frustrated. Can't we learn to speak sensibly about the things we have had the courage to achieve?" By Adam Michnik
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