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Prison notebook of Edeltraud Eckert, 1953-1955

In 1950, Edeltraud Eckert was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for alleged espionage. In prison, she was allowed a personal notebook where she wrote down poems and songs. Eckert was denied access to adequate healthcare following a work accident and died in 1955. Her prison notebooks disclose a personal history from the early days of the GDR. They also show a writer, who could never perform as such. 



  • German

Year of creation

  • 1953

Author(s) of this page

  • Sonnenberg, Uwe
Last edited on: 2017-07-09 21:05:56