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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Mourning at full throttle

from 04.06.2007

Medea, again, already. The child-killer. The monster. The barbarian. This material enjoys a certain currency, albeit in ways one would prefer not to dwell on. There was Monika Weimar, Hessen's infanticide of the mid-90s. And Daniela J. of Frankfurt/Oder, 23 years old, who in 1999 allowed her two children to die ...

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