Christa Wolf

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Christa Wolf

Birth
Poland
Death 1 Dec 2011 (aged 82)
Berlin, Germany
Burial Reinickendorf, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 81286348 · View Source
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She was one of the best-known writers to have emerged from the former East Germany. Wolf was born in Landsberg an der Warthe in the Province of Brandenburg (now Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland.) After World War II, Wolf & her family, being Germans, were expelled from their home on what had become Polish territory. They crossed the new Oder-Neisse border in 1945 & settled in Mecklenburg in what would become the German Democratic Republic or East Germany. She studied literature at the University of Jena & the University of Leipzig.
She had been living in Berlin with her husband, Gerhard Wolf.
She was the recipient of the Heinrich Mann Prize in 1963, the Georg Büchner Prize in 1980, the Schiller Memorial Prize in 1983, the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis in 1987, as well as other national & international awards. Since reunification, Wolf has received further awards: in 1999 she was awarded the Elisabeth Langgässer Prize, the Nelly Sachs Literature Prize, & Wolf became the first recipient of the Deutscher Bücherpreis (German Book Prize) in 2002 for her lifetime achievement.


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  • Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
  • Added: 1 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 81286348
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christa Wolf (18 Mar 1929–1 Dec 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81286348, citing Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof III, Reinickendorf, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by JohnRobert Mauney (contributor 47310410) .