Das siebte Kreuz Dieser Roman der zuerst in englischer Sprache kurz darauf im mexikanischen Exilverlag El Libro Libre in deutscher Sprache erschien machte die Autorin weltber hmt Er wurde zu einem Bestseller D

  • Title: Das siebte Kreuz
  • Author: Anna Seghers
  • ISBN: 9783746651514
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dieser Roman, der zuerst 1942 in englischer Sprache, kurz darauf im mexikanischen Exilverlag El Libro Libre in deutscher Sprache erschien, machte die Autorin weltber hmt Er wurde zu einem Bestseller Der Stoff wurde 1942 in einer Comic Fassung und in der Verfilmung des sterreichischen Emigranten Fred Zinnemann 1944 in den USA popul r, noch bevor der Roman seine Leser inDieser Roman, der zuerst 1942 in englischer Sprache, kurz darauf im mexikanischen Exilverlag El Libro Libre in deutscher Sprache erschien, machte die Autorin weltber hmt Er wurde zu einem Bestseller Der Stoff wurde 1942 in einer Comic Fassung und in der Verfilmung des sterreichischen Emigranten Fred Zinnemann 1944 in den USA popul r, noch bevor der Roman seine Leser in Deutschland erreichte Von allen Werken der Seghers ist er unumstritten das bekannteste Er wendet ein popul res, in der trivialen Unterhaltungskunst gern benutztes Erz hlmuster an eine Fluchtgeschichte Sieben Gefangene sind aus dem KZ Westhofen entflohen Sie haben die l ngst und eindeutig gegen sie entschiedene Machtfrage neu gestellt Mit ihrer Flucht unterlaufen sie ihre Ohnmacht und nehmen f r ihre Selbstbehauptung u erste Bew hrungsproben ihrer physischen und psychischen Kr fte auf sich Aber nur einem von ihnen gelingt die Flucht Sie habe mit dieser Fluchtgeschichte, sagte Anna Seghers, die Struktur des ganzen Volkes aufrollen wollen Aus der Perspektive des sozialen Romans schafft sie die bedeutendste analytische Darstellung der nationalsozialistisch formierten Gesellschaft Der Roman zerlegt die Motive der funktionierenden Mitmacher, der kalkulierenden Karrieristen, der eingesch chterten fr heren Oppositionellen, der Funktionstr ger des Regimes und derjenigen, die dem Fl chtling helfen Das Nachwort zur Entstehung und zur Rezeption macht deutlich, inwiefern Anna Seghers versuchte, einem Weltzustand, den sie keineswegs besch nigt, so etwas wie eine Hoffnung abzutrotzen, und wie das Gelingen des Romans damit zu tun hat, da die Suggestion der Hoffnung st ndig ihre Widerlegung mit sich f hrt.

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      Anna Seghers November 19, 1900, Mainz June 1, 1983, Berlin was a German writer famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War.Born Netty Reiling in Mainz in 1900 of partly Jewish descent, she married Laszlo Radvanyi, a Hungarian Communist in 1925.In Cologne and Heidelberg she studied history, the history of art and Chinese She joined the Communist Party of Germany in 1928, at the height of its struggle against the burgeoning National Socialist German Workers Party Her 1932 novel, Die Gef hrten was a prophetic warning of the dangers of Fascism, which led to her being arrested by the Gestapo.Tombstone of Anna Seghers in BerlinAfter German troops invaded the French Third Republic in 1940, she fled to Marseilles and one year later to Mexico, where she founded the anti fascist Heinrich Heine Klub , named after the German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, and founded Freies Deutschland Free Germany , an academic journal During this time, she wrote The Seventh Cross, for which she received the B chner Prize in 1947 The novel is set in 1936 and describes the escape of seven prisoners from a concentration camp It was published in the United States in 1942 and produced as a movie in 1944 by MGM starring Spencer Tracy The Seventh Cross was one of the very few depictions of Nazi concentration camps, in either literature or the cinema, during World War II.Seghers best known story The Outing of the Dead Girls 1946 , written in Mexico, was an autobiographical reminiscence of a pre World War I class excursion on the Rhine river in which the actions of the protagonist s classmates are seen in light of their decisions and ultimate fates during both world wars In describing them, the German countryside, and her soon to be destroyed hometown Mainz, Seghers gives the reader a strong sense of lost innocence and the senseless injustices of war, from which there proves to be no escape, whether or not you sympathized with the Nazi party Other notable Seghers stories include Sagen von Artemis 1938 and The Ship of the Argonauts 1953 , both based on myths.In 1947, Anna Seghers returned to Germany, moved to West Berlin, and became a member of the SED in the zone occupied by the Soviets In 1950, she moved to East Berlin and became a co founder of the freedom movement of the GDR In 1951, she received the first Nationalpreis der DDR and the Ehrendoktorw rde der Universit t Jena in 1959 In 1981, she became Ehrenb rgerin of her native town Mainz 1 2 Anna Seghers gets a cameo mention in the ostalgie film, Good Bye Lenin.



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    1. 1937 in Nazi-Germany. Seven detainees manage to escape from the fictitious concentration camp Westhofen (near Worms; the real one was called Osthofen). The camp commander promises to capture them within seven days and nail them to seven made-up crosses in the camp's yard. The main character, Georg Heisler, is one of the fugitives and is intended for the eponymous Seventh Cross. Will he make it, against all odds, and will the seventh cross stay bare?We follow Heisler's path over the course of one [...]

    2. Wow, I just got my hands on a first-edition English translation of The Seventh Cross, published in 1942. The inside flap says: "Readers today, in a world at war, and readers in the future, in a world at peace, may come to consider the story of George Heisler's escape from Westhofen prison camp the finest and most deeply understanding book of all that have been written on the greatest subject and theme of these times--the fight against Nazi tyranny."***George Heisler's escape is more than a decen [...]

    3. Anna Seghers is de schrijversnaam van de in 1983 op 82 jarige leeftijd overleden Netty Reiling, een Duitse van gedeeltelijk joodse afkomst. Ze werd lid van de communistische partij en scheidde zich af van de joodse gemeenschap. In 1932 publiceerde ze al een boek dat tegen het opkomende nazisme waarschuwde. Ze werd hiervoor door de Gestapo opgepakt. In 1934 emigreerde ze naar Parijs. In 1940 vluchtte ze naar Marseilles om een jaar later door te reizen naar Mexico. Seghers keerde in 1947 terug naa [...]

    4. What a find! And not an easy one.I've had The Seventh Cross on my to-read list for years. When I finally found a copy, it was a 1942 edition buried deep in library storage, with only one cover, wrapped in paper and string to keep it all together. Frankly I didn't realize libraries kept books so badly damaged, but I'm glad mine did.The Seventh Cross would have been worth a read even if it wasn't the best read in of itself - a novel which graphically depicts concentration camps and the totalitaria [...]

    5. Sieben Menschen flüchten aus dem Konzentrationslager in Westhofen. Während SA und SS fieberhaft versuchen sie wieder einzufangen, warten auf dem Hof des KZs sieben Platanen an denen die wieder eingefangenen Flüchtlinge aufgeknüpft werden sollen.Während Georg sich in einem Gestrüpp versteckt, hört er, wie der erste geflohene Häftling entdeckt und zurück ins Lager geschleppt wird. Jeder der sechs Verbliebenen ist auf sich selbst gestellt. Georg versucht zu Fuß nach Frankfurt zu kommen, w [...]

    6. stonasterismotouvivliouspΔύο είναι τα σημαντικότερα έργα που σκιαγράφησαν την καθημερινότητα του ανώνυμου Γερμανού πολίτη κάτω από τη σκιά της χιτλερικής εξουσίας:Το ένα είναι το πολυβραβευμένο "Μόνος Στο Βερολίνο" του Χανς Φαλάντα σχετικά με μια βερολινέζικη συνοικία, που την έχει [...]

    7. I can't imagine what it must have been like living in fascist Germany at this time. The deep-seated paranoia portrayed in this book paints a frightening picture of one man's escape from a Nazi concentration camp and his determination to flee the oppressive force that pursues him. Anna Seghers is a most courageous writer. To have written this novel as a German Jew and communist at this time in history is beyond what most would be willing to put their lives at risk for. There's great nationalistic [...]

    8. Anna Seghers, a German leftist with A Jewish background, wrote The Seventh Cross in exile from Nazi German in the late 1930s. Her story is a powerful, contemporary treatment of life in Fascist Germany, where people's neighbors could be arrested and shipped off to concentration camps. The book gives a fictional account of several escapees from such a camp, but focuses on the plight of George Heisler, who must struggle to escape the clutches of the Gestapo and seek help from other Germans who real [...]

    9. In the mid 1930's, seven political prisoners escape from a concentration camp in central Germany. They were men who resisted the rise of the Nazi party. In the camp they were tortured by the SA who hoped to collect more names of resisters from the prisoners. One of these prisoners was George Heisler, a young man subjected to some of the worst treatment. THE SEVENTH CROSS is mainly his story. After the escape, the prisoners split up. The camp commander cuts seven trees in front the camp to resemb [...]

    10. What I love most about The Seventh Cross is that it documents the insidious beginnings of unjust imprisonment and paranoia in pre-WWII Germany. Jews in the book are still relatively free but required to wear a yellow star, and the death camps have not yet been built; the victims in this book are the political prisoners, and the camps they are held in are make-shift affairs at the edge of town. Anna Seghers was Jewish and a Communist, an author who returned to East Germany after the war, and alth [...]

    11. This is one of the most 20th Century books I've ever read. It's paranoid, uncertain, and at times rhapsodically beautiful. Ms. Seghers is clearly a gifted storyteller, skeining together the stories of decidedly ordinary German citizens with the life of a concentration camp escapee on the lam. The style reminds me a great deal of Steinbeck, which could largely be because of the vintage 1940's translation I'm reading. If you either dig 1920's-1930's American fiction or have an interest in the rise [...]

    12. Ein großartig erzählte Geschichte einer Flucht. Die Erzählweise zieht einen mit und bringt einem die Charaktere mit ihren Biographien spielend nah.

    13. A stirring, heart-wrenching account of life in Westhofen (south of Frankfurt and Mainz, north of Worms), with a forward by Kurt Vonnegut, and afterward by Dorothy Rosenberg. In the old days the youngsters had claimed to have a superior knowledge of what was good, but now their knowledge ran to what was evil. Since nothing could be done about the camp, the villagers had come to accept the many orders for vegetables and cucumbers and to welcome the profitable intercourse that always follows in the [...]

    14. What a powerful book this is -- and I am trying to discern where the power comes from. It is the story of seven fugitives who broke out of a German concentration camp in the early days of the Nazi regime. We are never told why they were originally arrested, although there are hints of underground newspapers and pamphlets, organizations that opposed the state, and networks of dissidents. There are so many characters that Seghers does us a necessary favor by having a chart of the cast of character [...]

    15. The poor Kindle formatting on the version I downloaded was a big problem for me. Either the translation was bad, or there were a lot of errors because of the kindle setup. Make it less frustrating and confusing to read, and I probably would appreciate this book more. I got more out of the book by reading commentary and discussing it.

    16. A group of seven political prisoners escape a Nazi concentration camp in 1937 and try to find safety among a population under heavy pressure to report on their fellow citizens. Any contact with dissidents or Jews or political activists of the wrong type, e.g. communists, might lead to you being followed, brutally interrogated, and imprisoned. The novel is centered on one escapee named George. The short, pounding sentences emphasize the stress he feels and the dangers that surround him. George en [...]

    17. The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers (4)I started this book a few years ago and had a hard time getting into it. I’m glad I picked it up again. While it was a little hard to get into the rhythm, once I did, it was worth the effort. It was written in 1942 by a German Jewish woman – which all seems pretty incredible. The tale is of seven political prisoners who escape from a prison in Germany in 1938. Besides being a compelling thriller of seven escapees from a German concentration camp, what makes [...]

    18. Konzentrationslager Westhofen zu Zeiten Hitlers. Sieben Häftlinge flüchten aus der Gefangenschaft. Eine Riskante Wagnis, denn trauen kann man in diesen Umständen niemandem. Die einen sind Hitler treu ergeben, während die anderen sich zu sehr fürchten, um einen Flüchtling zu decken. Nach der Flucht werden in Westhofen sieben Kreuze aufgestellt, mit dem Versprechen, das innerhalb einer Woche an jedem Kreuz einer der Flüchtlinge hängen wird. Fast gelingt es, doch das siebte Kreuz bleibt lee [...]

    19. Inkább érdekes, mint jó. Sok minden kiderül a nácizmus alatti német mindennapi életről, és hogy miért támogatták illetve szolgálták ki a rendszert. Kalandregényként is jó, nagyon lehet izgulni a főszereplők sorsáért. De a politikai üzenet elnyomja az irodalmi mondanivalót, nagyon szájunkba rágja a regény, hogy "voltak rendes németek is" és voltak baloldaliak a Harmadik Birodalomban is, illetve, hogy eleve azért volt nácizmus, mert meg lettek tévesztve az emberek az [...]

    20. De Duitse literatuurpaus Marcel Reich-Ranicki noemde Het zevende kruis de belangrijkste roman door een vrouw in het Duits geschreven. Of dit iets zegt weet ik niet, want in zijn gehele canon van de Duitse literatuur nam Reich-Ranicki slechts een handvol vrouwen op. Toen Het zevende kruis een paar jaar geleden in een herziene vertaling verscheen trok het gelijk mijn aandacht. Een roman over het Duitsland van halverwege de jaren 1930, Hitler is al aan de macht, maar het echte Nazi-Duitsland is er [...]

    21. Wie hättest Du Dich entschieden?Wie hättest Du gehandelt?Wäre die Angst größer gewesen als Dein Gewissen?Die politische Neigung Anna Seghers wird zwar deutlich, aber bleibt im Hintergrund. Sie ist präsent, aber nicht aufdringlich. Weitaus mehr Augenmerk liegt auf den (moralischen) Entscheidungen der Figuren. Man gerät ins Grübeln über sich selbst und was man in so einer Situation gemacht hätte.Etwas gestört (aber wirklich nur minimal) haben mich die dauernden Verniedlichungen (Lädche [...]

    22. Die Geschichte von "Das siebte Kreuz" ist düster und mitreißend. Mit dem Blickwinkel eines aus einem Konzentrationslager entflohenen Mannes wird der Leser durch die Straßen, Dörfer und Städte Nazideutschlands geführt. Parallel dazu werden die grausame und brutale Methodik und Willkür in den Konzentrationslagern geschildert.Empfehlenswerte Lektüre für jeden, der eine tiefgründige, düstere Geschichte nicht scheut und Leser, die einen Eindruck der Zeit in Nazideutschland und des Alltags [...]

    23. But I say: what luck it is that this book fell into my hands already here, after two years living in the area where the events take place. Because all the minute details, all tiny "-heims", all the wine culture of the area, the names of the places, Dutch ships on the Rhein, the feeling of going down by bike from Taunus everything I know so well - help me to connect to the time in the book much more strongly and to imagine all the details much more vividly. Thrilling almost, almost a time travel. [...]

    24. Novela histórica ambientada en la Alemania de 1936 y con el valor añadido de haber sido escrita en 1946 desde el exilio provocado por la llegada al poder de los nazis. Interesante en cuanto invita a reflexionar sobre la naturaleza de las sociedades totalitarias y la capacidad de encontrar el heroísmo en los lugares más comunes.Aparte de eso, me ha resultado bastante aburrida en su conjunto, a pesar de lo apasionante que debería ser una fuga y la constante huida subsiguiente.

    25. Great book about an escape from a Nazi concentration camp. It was also made into a movie. I don't know much about the author, but a critical fact is that it was translated from the German and published in English in 1942, in other words, contemporaneously with the events in Germany. I'm also reading a three volume set by Richard Evans about the Third Reich, and this validates many of his observations about daily life in Nazi Germany. Highly recommended

    26. Seven prisoners escape from a concentration camp. It could be the premise for just a descent adventure story but Anna Seghers manages to deliver a novel that could easily fit in the pantheon of world literature, using beautiful prose to convey a message, capture the zeitgeist of the pre war era in the Third Reich and writing down a story that keeps you captivated from start to finish.

    27. This was a huge underground novel in Nazi Germany. It gave hope to many who fought against the regime to restore sanity to their country. It is also an excellent adventure story. Seghers tells it so well, I can still see the places George visits as he flees Westhofen clearly in my mind - and I read the book over five years ago.

    28. Read the English translation of this one. Interetsing WWII-era story about a communist activist who escapes from a concentration camp and the reaction of the German people in the surrounding countryside. Random strangers help him by lying or exagerating to Nazi authorities. Friends he's wronged look for ways to help him to safety. Makes one feel optimistic about humanity.

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