May 12, 2023, 7 pm

Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher. Biography of a Couple

Reading and discussion about the newly published book – in German

Guests: Barbara von Bechtolsheim (author) and Thomas Sparr (editor-at-large, Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin)

Part of the series Writing on Exile and in cooperation with Insel-Verlag, which is publishing the book on May 15, 2023.

Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher met one another as exiles in Paris. Four years later, they married and soon emigrated to the United States. They found their intellectual and emotional home in their dialogue with one another. They are almost inseparable: for over thirty years, they inspired each other another philosophical workshop, disagreeing with one another, trusting one another, and maintaining friendships with artists, literati, and philosophers. Their exile experience shapes the political thought and action of a creative couple who still inspires us today.
Author Barbara von Bechtolsheim will explore with Thomas Sparr how both figures lived and reflected upon exile, freedom, and social responsibility.

Location: Fasanenstrasse 24, 10719 Berlin
The building is unfortunately not barrier-free.

Doors open an hour before the event which gives the chance to explore the house and its exhibits.