Heinrich Böll was one of the most significant writers of the post-war years. In this chronicle we remind of his life, his writings and political interventions.
His courageous and unerring intervention influenced political culture in Germany. Throughout his life, Heinrich Böll transcended ideological boundaries in his committed support of persecuted colleagues, civil rights activists, and political prisoners; this once earned him the mocking title of “Warden of the Dissident Wayfarers” in an East German magazine.
His books and essays portray the first 40 years of German democracy following the Nazi dictatorship. In the following chronicle we recall an important an still up-to-date …read more
Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation