Literature after 1945

Böll, Grass, and Group 47

The Second World War, triggered by the National Socialists, began with the German invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939. Six years later, half the world was lying in ruins, 60 to 70 million people had lost their lives on the battle fields in Europe, Africa and Asia. Entire landscapes had become uninhabitable.


An important contemporary witness is the writer Günter Grass, who as a child and adolescent experienced National Socialism and the outbreak of the Second World War first hand in Danzig. His epoch-making oeuvre was to be decisively influenced by these experiences.

  • Article no.: 4675559
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 30:15 min
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