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Siegfried Lenz

Born: 17-Mar-1926
Birthplace: Lyck, East Prussia
Died: 7-Oct-2014
Location of death: Hamburg, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Deutschstunde

Military service: German Navy (1943-45)

German novelist Siegfried Lenz was born in a small town in East Prussia, now part of Poland, and served in the German Navy during World War II, but deserted in Denmark and turned himself in to British authorities. He is best known for Deutschstunde, a fictional examination of one's "duty" under the Third Reich.

Wife: Liselotte Lenz (b. 1919, m. 1949, d. 2006)

    University: University of Hamburg (attended)

    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 1988
    Taken Prisoner of War 1945

Author of books:
Es Waren Habichte in der Luft (Hawks Were in the Air) (1951)
So Zärtlich War Suleyken (So Tender Was Suleyken) (1955, short stories)
Das Feuerschiff (The Lightship) (1960, short stories)
Deutschstunde (The German Lesson) (1968)
Das Vorbild (An Exemplary Life) (1976)
Heimatmuseum (The Heritage) (1978)
Exerzierplatz (Training Ground) (1985)
Die Klangprobe (The Odd Sound) (1990)
Die Auflehnung (The Rebellion) (1994)
Selected Stories of Siegfried Lenz (1995, short stories)



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