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13 | Writing case

  • Writing case

    (c) Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum CC-BY-NC-SA

  • Table bell

    (c) Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum CC-BY-NC-SA

  • Vossische Zeitung (newspaper)

    (c) Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum CC-BY-NC-SA

  • Audio guide for reading

    Audio guide for reading

    In this display case you can see Kurt Tucholsky’s writing case and servant bell.

    Both are genuine pieces from his inheritance.

    The writing case served him as blotting pad and for safe-keeping of the writings he worked on – which were often several at a time.

    Tucholsky’s workload was always very big and his uneasiness was the driving force for his many activities. Already in his childhood he read many books, magazines and newspapers – and not only one daily newspaper but four or five. He believed that he was only able to form an opinion from the comparison of several newspapers.

    The mishap is not that people read the newspaper. The mishap is that they mostly read only one newspaper. Their paper. The Paper.”

    During his studies Tucholsky started to cut from the newspapers he read the most interesting articles. He marked them with red ink and filed them away. It becomes apparent that he looked very closely – almost pedantic – into topics that interested him.

    While Tucholsky read many newspapers in his younger years, he soon started to write himself for different magazines. His first, anonymous, article appeared in 1907 in the magazine “Ulk”, he was only 17 years old. 25 years later, in 1932, Tucholsky decided to relapse into silence.

    Voiced by Marianna Evenstein and Derrick Williams