The literary scholar and journalist Rachel Salamander receives the prize money of 50,000 euros Heine prize of the city of Düsseldorf. The 71-Year-old had contributed a "courageous significantly to the reconstruction of Jewish intellectual life after the Second world war in Germany", - stated in the published on Monday the justification for the Jury. As an entrepreneur, you've brought in "with their literature and actions of all the Jewish authors whose books were once burned", in the Canon of German literature back.
In Newspapers and magazines discuss Salamander to the public about the importance of literature and put himself entirely in the sense of Heinrich Heine for international understanding and against anti-Semitism.
Due Jury has a sign
The Heine set-price is awarded since 1972an personalities, the intellectual creation within the meaning of the fundamental rights of the people, for the Heinrich Heine has used the social and political progress.The award ceremony is scheduled for December.
düsseldorf's mayor, Thomas Geisel (SPD) said, with Rachel Salamander is a worthy prize-winner had been found "particularly in times when the ugly Face of anti-Semitism is showing again". He was pleased that "the Jury has placed a sign that Jewish life, culture, and literature are a key part of Germany".
the Salamander was in 1949 awarded in a Camp for Survivors of the Holocaust in Deggendorf born. She studied in Munich German language and literature, philosophy, and romance languages and studied German-Jewish literature and history. In 1982, it opened in Munich, a specialist bookstore for literature on Judaism, there are now branches in other German cities.
the Salamander was, among other things, the editor of the "world"literary Supplement "Literary world", worked for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitungund the "F. A. ran e-literature forum". In addition, she continued, the Frankfurt anthology after the death of Marcel Reich-Ranicki in a modified Form. Since 2015 Salamander the Supervisory Board is a member of the Suhrkamp Verlag. For her work she was awarded several times, among other things, they received in 2009, the Federal cross of merit.Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 08:20