Heinz Schwitzke

Heinz Schwitzke

Known for: Writing
Birthday: 1908-02-13
Deathday: 1991-10-25 (83 years old)
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Heinz Schwitzke (born 13 February 1908 in Helbra – 25 October 1991 in Braunlage) was a German author and editor. Schwitzke has been a writer since 1928 and has been a critic since 1929. In 1930 he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on The Relationships between Aesthetics and Metaphysics in German Philosophy before Kant. In 1932 he joined the NSDAP (member number 1,097.305). From 1932 to 1938 he worked at the German radio station where he headed the literary department.Schwitzke served as a soldier in the Second World War, became a Soviet prisoner for three years and wrote his work The Gospel of Prisoners, an evangelical harmony in verse. In order to get paper and pencils for writing, he often sold his daily rations of bread and recorded in the smallest script the verses which he read to death-sick comrades, whose treatment had partly already been abandoned, at their beds.The manuscript was copied several times; several prisoners tried to smuggle copies (for example in hollow leg prostheses) from the Soviet Union, but only a single copy came to West Germany. Schwitzke refused to publish this work for decades. It was too intimate, too burdensome to remember it. Only in the 1980s did he agree to publish the verses at the request of former comrades.In 1948, Schwitzke became editor at the Evangelical Press Service in Bielefeld and head of the Kirchliche Rundfunkzentrale in Bethel. He founded the Informationsdienst Kirche und Rundfunk. From 1951 to 1971 he was head of the radio play department of the NWDR and (from 1955) of the NDR. His work Das Hörspiel Dramaturgy and History (1963) – with its definition of radio play as a pure linguistic and imaginary role-play that lives from the suggestive power of poetic language – shaped radio play theory after 1945. Representatives of the experimental "New Radio Play" from the late 1960s, however, opposed Schwitzke's view of the genre as a pure illusion medium.After retirement, Schwitzke spent his last years as a writer and editor in Eutin/Holstein.

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Writing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1908-02-13

Deathday
1991-10-25 (83 years old)

Place of birth
Helbra, Germany

Citizenships
Germany

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