Reading and Connversation at the Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer House

Dorothee Röhrig, granddaughter of Hans von Dohnanyi, who was murdered in the resistance, and his wife Christine, née Bonhoeffer, is coming to Bonhoeffer House the day before her reading at the Leipzig Book Fair. The book, which was published just 6 weeks ago, has already made it onto the Spiegel bestseller list for non-fiction books. Dorothee Röhrig puts the spotlight on the strong women in the family who not only stood behind their husbands in the resistance, but alongside them.

The title of the book is a quote from her mother: „Du wirst noch an mich denken“ („You will still think of me“) and bears the subtitle: „Liebeserklärung einer schwierigen Mutter“ („Declaration of love to a difficult mother“).

The dtv publishing company writes about this:

When Dorothee Röhrig comes across an old photo of her mother, a carousel of thoughts is set in motion. What does she know about this woman who was 18 when her father Hans von Dohnanyi was executed? Who, after the war, tried to embed her traumatized mother Christine into family life – just as the author herself was later there for her mother, who was marked by losses. With great emotional honesty, Dorothee Röhrig tells of the contradictory relationship with her mother and the role of women in an extraordinary family. A reflection on the ambivalence of feelings and what it means to be part of a family that demands a lot from each individual.

Dorothee Röhrig will present her book in conversation with the vice chairman of the Bonhoeffer House, Dr. Tobias Korenke, grandson of Rüdiger Schleicher, who was also murdered in the resistance, and his wife Ursula, born Bonhoeffer.

Reading and conversation

Thursday, April 27, 7-9 p.m.

Memorial and Place of  Encounter

Bonhoeffer-Haus, Marienburger Allee 43

14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg

(10 minutes walk from the S-Bahn station Heerstraße)

Dorothee Röhrig,

Granddaughter of Hans von Dohnanyi and Christine, born Bonhoeffer,

author of the Spiegel best-selling non-fiction book

„Du wirst noch an mich denken. Liebeserklärung an eine schwierige Mutter“ („You will still think of me. A declaration of love to a difficult mother“).

in conversation with Dr. Tobias Korenke, Grandson of Rüdiger Schleicher and Ursula, born Bonhoeffer.

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