Pdf (Jugend auf der Landstrasse Berlin)
I was drawn to take this book out at our local library by the subject matter Germany 1930s Berlin and the sort of background that features in some of Philip Kerr s Bernie Gunther books I have been to Berlin on several occasions and I fear that the author Ernst Haffner a journalist and social worker who disappeared along with all records in WW2 may most likely have been a victim of the Nazi regime perhaps ven meeting his nd at the notorious Sachsenhausen campIt s an xcellent read but depressing to realise
*that conditions for *conditions for men like the boys featured in this novel are still very far from getting the help they need to have a better life The youth detention centres in Britain have a very high suicide rate and apparently are still brutal The novel also gives Date Me extra pause for thought about what is behind the appearance of so many homeless youngsters on our streets around the worldOne thing I did find surprising was thatven this writer clearly compassionate as he is has still apparently been influenced by anti Semitic thinking at the time as to me anyway his portrayal of Jewish characters seems to indicateA few uotesOf young men from difficult backgrounds detained by the law and in borstal A youth spent in welfare or less apprenticed to crime that isn t a self chosen destiny And then prior convictions Untold numbers fail at the difficult glass hard wall of bourgeois prejudice and desire for retribution Untold numbers who might have liked to try a law abiding life for a change and But one thing he s learned in his long years of Comfort And Joy experience be it in Berlin or Italy or some burg in Silesia rich people don t do charity They d rather turn their dogs loose on beggars or slam doors in their faces Giving with a deep reflexive understanding of hunger and misery is something that only poor people do The Silesian mineworker the Italian labourer the unemployed geezer in Berlin Anngaging activist novel about delinuent teen boys growing up in 1930ish Berlin caught between the ually horrible options of life spent in a teen detention center and life on the streets It s a kind of muckraker novel but much
subtle and nuanced than something like The Jungle The goal ofand nuanced than something like The Jungle The goal of writer a social worker and journalist who wrote only this one novel was to open the readers yes and create a bit of understanding and maybe Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health even somempathy for the kids who may have just stolen your wallet and run off into the night I found it really ffective The narrative follows two teens not so much characters as xpertly curated bundles of circumstances who bounce back and forth between institutions and the streets and gangs of Berlin Still their circumstances were so well described and realistically portrayed I found myself caring about what happened to them or at least the plights they represented Through their Cause Of Fear eyes you get a sense what life was like for the majority of people who were living on the margins while all the celebrated creativity and consumption of the roaring 20s passed them by One thing I was struck byreminded of while reading this is how absurdly tenuous our lives are how one mark on your bureaucratic record your paperstc then and now can leave you stuck between circular choices of crime and poverty I had no idea this book Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows existed until I bought it in Germany It isvery bit as revealing of underclass life as are books by Albert Cossery and Francis Carco and US writers who appeare This is a novel from the underside of the Weimar Republic less Isherwood than Alfred Doblin s Rainer Fassbinder s Berlin Alexanderplatz which is a prominent setting Ernst Haffner was a social worker and he wrote unsparingly of what. Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by unwritten rules and mutual loyalty Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist.
Arrested when he is tricked into attempting to claim a stolen baggage ticket and of Willi who runs away from a home for underage youth after he is hit once too often making his way to Berlin by strapping himself beneath the train for the journey and of Fredrick who advocates graduating from petty crime to major theft resulting in the gang s downfallOne cannot survive the streets of Berlin alone Berlin The Game of Love endless merciless Berlin is too much for anyone on their own If there s two of you it feels different A night is only half as long and half as coldven hunger is only half as bad Haffner s humane depiction of the gang members in his book might have been a grave political Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition error The Nazis burned and banned Blood Brothers within a year of it being first published Sometime after the writers union affiliated with the Third Reich the Reichsschrifttumskammer summoned him to appear It is believed that Haffner complied He was never seen again If Jamal Khashoggi s recent disappearance is alarming it s because we ve seen this sort of thing before wwwtheliterarychickcom Sometimes the backstory of an author adds to the legend of a great work of literature Ulysses S Grant wrote what many consider to be the greatest American autobiography after he learned he would die of cancer to provide for his family after he had lost all his money Harper Lee wrote a seminal work of American fiction and decided to never write another book JD Salinger wrote the book that is a rite of passage for virtuallyvery American high school or college student only to live in cryptic isolation John Kennedy Toole committed suicide before his novel was recognized at one of the great comic classics ver written And ven rarely it s the lack of information about an author that i A matter of fact and no nonsense account of teenage tearaways first published in 1932 and banned by the Nazi Party in 1933 for having the un Ayran gumption to tell the truth about bad stuff the authorities did Following a cast of delinuents in their misadventures in the down and out Haffner s novel might seem tame to modern audiences due to the censorship restrictions if unflinching in its descriptions of teenage prostitution and violence Making minor use of over the shoulder third person narration to bring the reader
closer to the minds of his protagonists Haffner fails at psychological depth butto the minds of his protagonists Haffner fails at psychological depth but a social worker s passion and meticulous ye to an otherwise uite straightforward first and last novel A future as an important socially conscious voice rased by his disappearance in the 1940s Those Nazis Disappointing with an awkward translation Despite being published in 1932 there is nothing of the terror during that critical last year of the Weimar Republic which we readers know was all too present then A missed opportunity to be something important instead of a familiar by now depiction of indigent Berlin street The Lady in Pink existence A hyper realistic novel about life of street children in Berlin of the 30s Surviving on crime prostitution and temporary work that they manage to get here and there these children see the bottom of life s barrel from a veryarly age They have nothing at all but Eyes each other and together they helpach other through hunger the cold and other troubles till they get caught by the police sent to an institution or choose to leave the group which functions like an alternative family This is a powerful and accurate document against a society falling apart and the state institutions and services that fail to answer the needs of those fallen out of mainstream society Horrific to read at times yet also full of moments of human warmth and friendshi. Od brothers move from one petty crime to the next spending their nights in underground bars and makeshift hostels struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society.
review ↠ Book or Kindle PUB Ô Ernst HaffnerIt was like to be a penniless adolescent in that society He seems to have seen and recorded it all flophouses reformatories without the reform prostitution both sides of the transaction violence with other gangs the criminal spiral upward from pickpocketing to offenses serious nough to bring down the wrath of the police and just how hard a youth had to work to
that milieu He did not blink patronize moralize write sunny ndings to improve or recommend solutions The novel is not ven an indictment of society just the good solid honest creation of real characters whose fates matter to the reader It is a tragedy that this was Haffner s only book Blood Brothers was suppressed by the Nazis always the sign of an interesting book Haffner himself disappeared into the maw of World War II and his fate was left unrecorded Spirit of the Wolf even by Hitler s psychotic bureaucracy 5 stars Honest heartbreaking and yet full of hope Blutsbr der is another of those books that I bought at a fleamarket and might never have heard of or bought otherwise Written by Ernst Haffner in 1932 the book is telling us the story of young homeless boys fighting to survive in the streets of Berlin during the Great Depression It has recently been re published after having been forbidden by the Nazis in the times of WWII This read has been pretty intense and I haven t been able to put it down I am definitly going to keep myyes open for books focusing on the time and characters at hand Blood BrothersThe play Cabaret heavily informs modern perceptions of Weimar Germany We recall garter clad Liza Minnelli and A Vineyard Christmas elegant Joel Grey slinking their way through a decadent underworld of sex and style It all seems so glamorous but the reality for most Germans at the time was colder duller and much miserableBlood Brothers a novel written by journalist Ernst Haffner in 1932 delves beneath the glossy veneer of Berlin nightlife to relate the story of a gang of German street boys on theve of Hitler s rise to powerHaffner s writing is of the Neue Sachlichkeit or New Objectivity orescape that milieu He did not blink patronize moralize write sunny ndings
realism which rejects romanticism He writes a collage of the Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose exploits andxploitation of these boys in a non motionalwhich rejects romanticism He writes a collage of the xploits and xploitation of these boys in a non motional style relying on facts to indict German society and social ineuality rather than the gang members In this his prose pairs well with the vitriolic caricatures of anti Nazi artist Georg Grosz a contemporary of Haffner s who left Germany for the US in 1933 Haffner s tough troubled vulnerable boys are not the picturesue blond blue Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) eyed gods the Nazis sought to portray their youth as They are social outsiders the type of people the Nazi s labeled Asoziale and persecutedHaffner in Blood Brothers deftly shows the absurdity of society demonizing those who steal in order to live their very lives He writes Their birth andarly infancy coincided with the war and the years after From the moment they took their first uncertain steps they were on their own Father was at the Front or already listed missing Mother was turning grenades or coughing her lungs out a few grams at a time in Math Basics 6 explosives factories The kids with their turnip bellies notven potato bellies were always out for something to at in courtyards and streets As they grew older gangs of them went out stealing Malignant little beasts Jonny their leader by virtue of his cold cunning intellect and ruthlessness guides them through the cold hostile streets organizing their thievery He is the thread that gives these vulnerable boys a sense of belonging and safety This kind of life can t be lived for long without something going wrong and something doesIn addition to Jonny we read of Ludwig who is. Ernst Haffner of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II Told in stark unsparing detail Haffner’s story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the ve of Hitler’s rise to power describing how these blo.