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Am Beispiel meines Bruders

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In Toni Morrisons Roman Menschenkind geistert ein Opfer der Sklaverei noch Jahre später am Ort des Geschehens herum. Auch Uwe Timms älterer Bruder spukt Jahrzehnte nach seinem Tod durch dessen Träume. Nur, dass er zu den Tätern zählt -- anfänglich.

Als Angehöriger der SS-Totenkopf-Division verliert Karl-Heinz auf dem Russland-Feldzug zuerst beide Beine, dann das Leben. Du

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 30th 2005 by Dt. Taschenbuch-Verl. (first published 2003)
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capobanda


A Uwe Timm non è bastato questo percorso, bello e doloroso, per perdonare a suo padre e al suo Paese la colpa di aver continuato a chiedersi per anni se la guerra si sarebbe potuta vincere, per perdonare a suo padre e al suo Paese la colpa di non aver disobbedito quando si poteva, per perdonare a suo Padre e al suo Paese la colpa di aver vestito di parole reboanti modeste ambizioni piccolo borghesi.
E men che meno gli è bastato per perdonare a suo padre e al suo Paese il ricordo di un fratello mo
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Lorenzo Berardi
Uwe Timm has courage enough for talking about his older brother, Karl Heinz, died during the Russian campaign of the German army in World War II when the novelist was just a child.

It's not an easy choice. The risk was pretty clear: writing an elegy on a 19 years old boy sent to death by a regime without having any bad intention from his own, but just obeying to orders.

Timm doesn't justify his brother at all.
From the few letters Karl Heinz sent home during the war, Timm tries to get what he cou
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Mohamad Sadegh
این کتاب بر اساس نامه های برادر نویسنده، یعنی اوووهِ تیم، نویسنده ی آلمانی، که جزء شاخه نظامی اس اس بوده نوشته شده.
یک کتاب ضدجنگ و منتقد نسبت به جنگ افروزان و کلیه کسانی که در مقابل اونها سکوت کردن حتی پدر و مادر نویسنده و حتی برادرش.
در عین نقل خاطرات و ذکر متن نامه های به جا مانده از برادر، زندگی نویسنده، برادر کشته شده در جنگ، خواهر، برادر، پدر و اطرافیان این خانواده نقل می شه که جای دادن همه ی اونها در مسیری که دلخواه نویسنده بوده بسیار جالبه.
نامه های آورده شده، بعد از مرگ برادر و توسط ارتش آ
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orsodimondo
LO SGUARDO ALLONTANATO
Essere sollevato in aria – riso, esultanza, una gioia irrefrenabile – questa sensazione accompagna il ricordo di un attimo, un’immagine – la prima immagine che mi si è impressa nella mente – con la quale comincia per me la consapevolezza di me stesso, la memoria… È l’unico ricordo di mio fratello, sedici anni più grande di me, che pochi mesi dopo venne ferito gravemente in Ucraina.
Karl-Heinz Timm perse entrambe le gambe e qualche settimana dopo l’amputazione morì – i medic
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Harry
I was moved by this book. The writer, based on only a vague childhood memory and a few terse notes in a war diary, attempts to create a connection with his older brother, who died on the Dnieper in 1943, fighting in an SS sapper unit. in reaching to make personal connection through his writing, he also delves into relations with his father, who fought in both World Wars, and with his mother, who endured loss and hardship with an unassuming steadfastness. This book is remarkable as much for what ...more
Arefeh Rasouli
الن پومی کالکو:
" پی بردن به این‌که انسان چه‌قدر راحت می‌تواند به گوسفند تبدیل شود، هولناک است!"

کتاب، ساختار داستانی نداره درواقع پراکنده‌نویسی‌ـه. تیم خیلی خوب تونسته یادداشت‌های یک خطی برادرش رو ـ که خیلی جاها فعل هم نداشت حتی ـ به یه کتاب تبدیل کنه. خوب تحلیل می‌کنه و با یه تلنگر ساده، یه جمله کوتاه، آدم رو مجبور می‌کنه به تحلیل کردن. به شک کردن.
از رک‌بودن نویسنده خیلی خوشم اومد. تو اکثر زندگی‌نامه‌ها و خاطرات شخصی‌ای که خوندم، احساس کردم نویسنده سعی می‌کنه تصویر خوبی از خودش یا حداقل اطرافیان
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Jennifer
Should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in the aftereffects of WWII in Germany. Timm writes with such compassion and deep understanding of the wounds he is unearthing--it is a treat. He is a wonderful guy and his writing never ceases to please me. If you want to read this in tandem with Weiter Leben by Ruth Kluger, you could not find a better primer for a post-Shoah discussion of Germany and the Germans.
Albert Lusnia
Outstanding. For such a short book with such a large type font this memoir covers a vast range of topics: family/generational problems, fathers and sons, attitudes towards the Nazi era, the psychology of dealing with Germany's Nazi experience. I would strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in World War 2, Modern Germany or Modern European History.
Roya
عجیب بود، ترکیبی که تا به حال ندیده بودم، ترکیبی از خود زندگی نامه، و زندگی برادر، و زندگی تک تک اعضای خانواده ... شاید بشود اسمش را گذاشت زندگی نامه ی دسته جمعی آلمان پس از جنگ
عجیب بود و دوست داشتنی و ترجمه هم عملاً بی نقص
Yashar Yashmi
ستاره (از پنج ستاره) : سه ستاره ی تمام ‏

الف: چطور می تونی به این کتاب متوسط ستاره ی سخاوتمندانه ی‏
سه رو بدی؟ ‎‏‏‏

ب: ببین، بعضی چیزها در عین متوسط بودنشون هستند که تبدیل
به عالی می شوند. این حرف و عقیده که این کتاب واقعاً چیزی بیشتر از متوسط نیست کاملاً درست است اما یک فرمول و قاعده ای هم هست ؛ یک نوع حس درونی انسانی، چیزی که من در این دنیای وانفسا اسمش رو گریه می ذارم. شرمنده ام که اینو می گم اما من با این کتاب گریه ها کردم. و می دونم این گریه ها نه به خاطر نثر موجز یا فضای سنگین کتاب یا هر چیز د
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Maria
Grandioos met veel gevoel geschreven boek waarin Uwe aan de hand van het dagboek van zijn gesneuvelde broer onderzoek doet. Naar zijn broer en zijn motieven om zich vrijwillig te melden bij de Waffen SS: hoe ging hij om met de plicht om te doden, waarom is zijn dagboek zo emotieloos, zo zakelijk, zonder mededogen,hoe was hij eigenlijk ?(Uwe was 4 jaar oud toen zijn broer sneuvelde)
Maar hij schrijft vooral ook over zijn vader, moeder en zus. Kritisch over de vader, met heel veel liefde en ontroer
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Ali
Really recommend if you're interested in German memory of the Holocaust. The book reads as an act of catharsis, of Timm trying to come to terms with his immediate family, their experience and memories of the war, and how he fits and fitted into that. The delicate balance of his personal memories of his family with cultural memory imparted to his post-war generation stops the book from being exhausting, and instead makes it an accessible point of entry for understanding the tension between genera ...more
Anni
I found Uwe Timm's book honest and painful. Having been on the other side (my parents were concentration camp survivors) and understanding the horror of the war from a Jewish perspective, it was deeply enlightening to read a German mans perspective on the personal effects of the war. Timm's repeated quote from one of his brother's letters, "Ivan smoking cigarettes, fodder for my MG" speaks to the horror that anyone could look at another's life with such a lack of compassion.

Timm's attempt to un
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Irene Palfy
The classic German question about guilt and responsibility during and after WW2. Partly this book is a bit unstructured and falls into 'artificial ramblings' which one can either find very literary or very annoying. It's a quite average and still interesting family story - since the average life is fascinating though at times one could forget that.. This book which appears to be written to find out more about Uwe Timm's brother doesn't find out a lot about that - it doesn't show any result which ...more
Georgi
Another "Vergangenheitsbewältigung"book. A man trying to analyze the guilt of his own nation during WW2. Trying to learn more about his family, while describing his brother, who died on the Eastern front, while fighting in Waffen SS. Not much has left of his brother - some old photos, toothpaste and a diary. Was he familiar with the massacres there? Did he take part? The surviving brother has too many questions and is trying to find answers. Very sincere, light and meaningful book.
Zazou
Tijdens het lezen van dit boek viel me op dat er in De ontdekking van de curryworst stukjes voorkomen die autobiografisch zijn. Zoals het verwerken van eekhoornhuiden tot een bontjas die werd geruild voor planken, die vervolgens weer werden geruild voor sigaretten, boter, suiker, kleren en huiden. Dat stukje kom je in dit boek op bladzijde 83 weer tegen.

Wat me erg raakte was een zin op de laatste bladzijde: En in die kam zit wat er van zijn lichaam overgebleven is: een paar blonde haren.
Anna
In this book Uwe Timm showed his older brother, who died in Ukraine in 1943 as SS-Totenkopf-Division soldier. Timm waited till he was the only person from the family - he knew that his parents will try to stop him from writing and that a close relative that served in SS should stay a family secret. Uwe Timm was 3 years old, when Karl-Heinz died, so they weren't able to do many things that siblings usually do. Great book.
Piet Hein
A very insightful and personal - but never pathatic - account on the writer's brother, who was a member of the SS during the Second World War. A small but gripping and thoughtful book about the Nazi period, in which the writer (Timm) is convincing - but never too easy - in exploring the role of an ordinary SS soldier and the responsibility of ordinary people for the functioning of Nazi Germany.
Nina
Even if the eternal Nazi time theme is exhaustingly often written about in German literature, this is actually a good novel about it. It's about a man who had been only a little boy during the war deals with the things his big brother who was in the German army "Wehrmacht" might or might not have done.
Dave
This was a really fascinating memoir inspired by the author reading the diary and letters of his brother, a soldier with the Waffen SS who died on the Eastern Front. He presents a gripping examination of Germany and Germans during and after WWII, and the ways they have dealt with memory.
Haman
كارل برادر جوان اووه تيم، داوطلب خدمت در شاخه ي نظامي«اس.اس» مي شود و در بيمارستاني صحرايي جان مي سپارد.


نويسنده در رمان مثلاً برادرم با تحليل يادداشت هاي روزانه و نامه هاي برادرش، زندگي خود، خانواده اش و مهم تر از آن سرگذشت بازماندگان جنگ را ترسيم مي كند.
Adelina
Звучи много лично и съкровено, а поставя въпроси, вълнуващи поколението на германците, участвали във Втората световна, и другите въпроси - на техните деца. Няма патос, няма оправдания, няма самосъжаление, но самото задаване на въпроса вече е покаяние.
Melissa M.
Very good. Neutrally looking over the whole situation that happened during the WW2 in Germany. Writing about so deep and intimately happening in his life, with a distance and thinking abut everything with so clear mind..absolutely fantastic. 5/5
Rosa Rose
I just love this tiny book. It belongs to the German genre of "Familienromane", being one of the best in its kind. I recommended it to many people.
Selman
Everything changes strictly when you lost. A nazi commander becomes a streetsweeper in a day.
Niclas Smiding
Intensive and personal.
Silke
His strongest book.
Sascha Bohn
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