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In he became a Luftwaffenhelfer, then he was drafted into the Reichsarbeitsdienst, and in Novembershortly after his seventeenth birthday, into the Waffen-SS. Grass gnteer Tulla a kind of flawed Everywoman of 20th-century German history. He has never commented.

The novel is yet another powerful reminder of the ways in which failing to honestly confront the lessons and symbols of the past continue to bedevil us.

Was it a slip? It gave me a good sense of the people who had been zealousrather overzealous, about their ideas beforeduring and after the second world war, and how they used ynter think and act. This article relies too much on references to primary sources.

Instead of being honoured as a Hero of the Soviet Union, something he noisily and unwisely angled for, Marinesko was dismissed from the service and shortly afterwards sent to the Gulag. All three of them are obsessed with the story of the Gustloff.


The story revolves around a silly happening in today’s world where the Internet exists and is a common modality for communication. It takes a specially gifted writer and authoritative critic like Gunter Krebxgang to make this tragedy public in a format that is meaningful today.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Paul Pokriefke, a second-rate middle-aged journalist, born on one of the rescue ships at the time of the sinking, reluctantly takes on the “job”.

Paul, representing the next generation, comes over as a passionless liberal, something of a drifter, brought up without a father, living in both the East and then West Berlin, writing as a journalist for papers with a broad range of political positions, drifting into and then out of his relationship with Gabi. But we learn, too, that the same Russians had spared his young stepmother, Maria, because she cradled baby Kurt on her lap. Fill in your details below or click an krebsggang to log in: He found it in the strong character of Tulla, 18 at the time of the disaster, who epitomizes the successful survivor and practical realist of her generation.

As Paul works his way around the story, his Internet research leads him to a neo-Nazi site that glorifies the ship and its namesake. While the murder of Wilhelm Gustloff by David Frankfurter and the sinking of the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff are real events, the fictional members of the Pokriefke family bring these events into our own time.

Actually, he says, his generation should have been the one. And how should the story be told?


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And in this way we gradually move forward. Meantime Konrad argues with another young man in a chatroom devoted to the disaster, making anti-Semitic comments. The first of the three historical characters is the man who gave his name to the ship.

Did he regret the revelation? Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

The narrator is a man who was born on the ship as it was sinking, or on the u-boat that rescued his pregnant mother, one of the more fascinating characters one can read about in any book. He certainly needs it. In The Flounder Grass appeared even more flippant when it came to rape: He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in One of my concerns on rereading was whether the krebsgany would stand a second reading: The Wilhelm Gustloff, a “Strength through Joy” cruise ship turned refugee carrier, sank after a Soviet submarine attack on January 30 leading to the death of more than 9, people, half of them children and infants.

He is in favour of a neutral documentary on the ship, its history and its namesake, a Nazi bnter and hero. Tulla is changed by this kreebsgang and keeps remembering the day over and over again. The structure is complex and confusing.