Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection

Thinker, Poet, Democrat. Heinrich Mann on his 150th birthday


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Heinrich Mann (1871–1950) was one of the outstanding authors of his time. His literary work is characterised by socially critical engagement. As chairman of the Poetry Section of the Prussian Academy of Arts, he stood up for democracy and human rights as well as for the freedom of art. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel opened the anniversary celebrations with video messages, and Matthias Brandt and Jenny Schily read from letters and unpublished texts. Pianist Matan Porat played works by Debussy.

Reading, Music

With Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeanine Meerapfel, Matthias Brandt, Jenny Schily, Matan Porat

In German

Recording of the livestream from 25 Mar 2021