Grass, Günter

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Name
Grass, Günter Gender: M
born on 16 October 1927 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Danzig, Germany, 54n21, 18e3952
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°53' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°13 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°42'



Günter Grass
photo: Florian K, license gfdl

Biography

German writer, a novelist, essayist, poet and playwright who designed and illustrated his own books. A member of the Hitler youth, he joined the military at 16 and was wounded, captured and entered in an American camp to 4/1945. He tried various jobs, went to art school and turned to poetry and writing. His first novel, "The Tin Drum," 1962 created a furor. His explorations of his country's tortuous century established him as one of the most esteemed voices of the postwar era. In October 1999, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In advance of his memoir’s release, the noted German novelist confessed in an August 2006 interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper that he had never until now told the truth about his military service under the Nazi regime. He said that his autobiography, “Peeling the Onion,” reveals that he volunteered for service and was not unwillingly conscripted as a youth. His secret…”was a weight on me. My silence over all these years is one of the reasons I wrote the book. It had to come out finally."

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Events

  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital April 1945 (Put into an American prison camp)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2006 (Memoir)
  • Social : Secrets revealed August 2006 (That he voluntarily served in the militarywith the Nazi regime)
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Source Notes

Hans Taeger quotes "Personlichkeiten."

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (German P.O.W.)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Age 16)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (Captured)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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