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Sigrid Bauschinger

Sigrid Bauschinger, born in 1934 in Frankfurt am Main, studied German and French literature and philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. She taught German at Oberlin College and at the University of Massachusetts until 2000. She has published on German Jewish-authors, especially Else Lasker-Schüler, as well as literature of exile and German-American cultural relations.

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Else Lasker-Schüler

“I was born in Thebes, Egypt although I came into the world in Elberfeld in the Rhineland.” This is how Else Lasker-Schüler characterized her background, indicating the separation between imagination and reality, artistic and bourgeois existence that marked her life. To speak for her she created the persona of Jussuf, Prince of Thebes, her alter ego who appears in her writings and drawings and with whose name she often signed her letters. This figure has an important Jewish component. Her Egyptian Jussuf is in fact the biblical Joseph with whom Else Lasker-Schüler identified already as a child. He is Joseph the dreamer and poet, ridiculed by his brothers, betrayed and sold.

Esther Dischereit

Esther Dischereit, a German-Jewish writer living in Berlin, speaks for the second and third generation of children of Holocaust survivors. Her prolific production covers all genres, including prose, poetry, sound installations, and concept art. She uses her many talents to fight anti-semitism and racism and to give a voice to the persecuted and forgotten.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sigrid Bauschinger." (Viewed on June 18, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/bauschinger-sigrid-0>.

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