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Literaturgeschichte und Interkulturalität

Festschrift für Maria Sass

Edited By Doris Sava and Stefan Sienerth

Aus Anlass des doppelten Geburtstages – 50 Jahre Germanistik in Hermannstadt und 60. Geburtstag von Maria Sass, der langjährigen Leiterin dieses Lehrstuhls, – greifen die literaturhistorisch, kulturwissenschaftlich und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven die Geschichte und Dokumentation der rumäniendeutschen und deutschen (Gegenwarts-)Literatur auf. Fragen der Rezeptionsgeschichte und der Wechselwirkungen im Bereich der Interkulturalität, der Literaturvermittlung und des deutsch-rumänischen Kulturaustausches bilden thematische Schwerpunkte des Studienbandes und stehen damit im Zeichen der Wahrung von Kontinuität und Konstanz der Hermannstädter Germanistik.

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Stefan Sienerth: Im Vor- und Umfeld des Kronstädter Schriftstellerprozesses aus dem Jahre 1959.

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Stefan Sienerth

Im Vor- und Umfeld des Kronstädter Schriftstellerprozesses aus dem Jahre 1959.Einige Überlegungen und Anmerkungen

Abstract: In the history of recent Romanian-German literature, there is hardly a topic that has attracted the attention of the interested public more than the so-called “The Braşov Writers’ Trial“ from 1959. As it was forbidden until the end of communism in Eastern and Southeastern Europe to write about the arrest and sentencing of the five Romanian-German authors Andreas Birkner (1911–1998), Wolf von Aichelburg (1912–1994), Georg Scherg (1917–2002), Hans Bergel (1925) and Harald Siegmund (1930–2012) to a total of 95 years of imprisonment, a thorough examination of this show trial staged by the communist authorities began after 1990. In addition to the affected writers, who initiated these actions, literary studies also increasingly took up this peculiar and controversial phenomenon of Romanian-German literary history. In the meantime, several studies and books have been published on this topic, which have considerably increased the state of knowledge on the trial, as well as on its forefield and context, but in which, since often affected protagonists and their followers were involved, scientific objectivity has not always been respected. The author of this article advocates the extension of the research as well as an analysis strictly focused on objective fact finding, especially of the multi-thousand-page legacy from the archives of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (Rom. Consiliul Naţional pentru Studierea Arhivelor Securităţii,...

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