Dear friends of the Bonhoeffer-Haus,
We are pleased to announce that the event that couldn’t take place in April will now be held on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 PM at the Bonhoeffer-Haus, Marienburger Allee 43, 14055 Berlin.
We invite you to a reading by Dorothee Röhrig, the author of the recent release: „‚You Will Remember Me‘. A Declaration of Love to a Difficult Mother,“ in conversation with Dr. Tobias Korenke.
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Bonhoeffer-Haus Memorial and Meeting Place, Marienburger Allee 43, 14055 Berlin
Dorothee Röhrig has titled her book with a quote from her mother: „You will remember me,“ and added the subtitle: „A declaration of love to a difficult mother.“ The dtv publishing company writes:
„When Dorothee Röhrig comes across an old photo of her mother, a whirlwind of thoughts is set in motion. What does she know about this woman who was 18 when her father Hans von Dohnanyi was executed? The woman who, after the war, tried to integrate her traumatized mother, Christine, into family life – just as the author later did for her own mother, marked by losses.
With great emotional honesty, Dorothee Röhrig tells the story of her contradictory relationship with her mother and the role of women in an extraordinary family. It’s a reflection on the ambivalence of feelings and what it means to be part of a family that demands so much from each individual.“
The trauma of subsequent generations and the question of how we can bring the strong women in the family, who not only stood behind but also beside their men in resistance, more into focus, is a matter of concern for us at the Bonhoeffer-Haus. This is powerfully illustrated in Dorothee Röhrig’s book, which made its way to the Spiegel Bestseller List for non-fiction books shortly after its release in the spring of 2023.
Dorothee Röhrig will present her book in conversation with the Deputy Chairman of the Bonhoeffer-Haus, Dr. Tobias Korenke, grandson of Rüdiger Schleicher, who was also murdered.