Pugnacious publicist: Tilman Jens is dead

The journalist Tilman Jens is dead. He died last Wednesday at the age of 65 after a long illness, as the lawyer for his family announced on Monday. Jens was bor

Pugnacious publicist: Tilman Jens is dead

The journalist Tilman Jens is dead. He died last Wednesday at the age of 65 after a long illness, as the lawyer for his family announced on Monday. Jens was born in 1954 in Tübingen, Germany, and lived for many years in Frankfurt am Main. He worked as a Journalist, television writer and book author.

along with his colleague and friend, Swan published Jens-2014 Heribert the book, "legacy - The Kohl protocols". The work on the memoirs, Helmut Kohl brought a long legal dispute with. As a television writer, he worked regularly for the ARD culture show "titles, theses, temperaments" of the Hessische Rundfunk. According to his publisher, he wrote more than a hundred television features, including a portrait of the conductor Kurt Masur, a critical documentary about Christian fundamentalism or the cult "Scientology".

"Like no other colleague understood Tilman, Jens, cultural and political topics in television to prepare. To combine special photos with brilliant language, signed him,“ said Swan. For him, Jens was a contemporary of "an uncomfortable time, always challenging, but with a lot of empathy. Admired I got his character straightforwardness and especially his journalistic performance and quality.“

The biggest mistake of my life

Jens visited the Odenwald school in Hesse, and then studied in Konstanz, Germany. About the abuse scandal that shook the boarding-school, he later wrote the book "fair game". The son of the Intellectual Walter Jens and the writer Inge Jens explored in two of his books with his famous, dementia father.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 07:19

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