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Oskar Maria Graf: Rebel, global citizen, storyteller // Guided curator’s tour of the temporary exhibition // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Friday, 10 May 2019, 15:00

The exhibition focuses on his time in exile and the question of what constitutes the "true home". From 1933 to 1938, Graf lived in Vienna and Brno before emigrating to New York, whose diversity and vitality he loved. As an author of global literary repute, he wrote his most famous works while in exile – texts of great relevance in today’s global political climate and well worth re-discovering. At the same time, he maintained his links with “home”, particularly through his language but also through his appearance: he never stopped wearing his traditional Lederhosen, even on Fifth Avenue.

The exhibition by the Literaturhaus München in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus is now visiting the German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

To the exhibition

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Prior booking is not required.

Upcoming dates

Friday, 14 July 2019, 15:00 with the curator Laura Mokrohs
Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 18:00
Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 18:00
Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 18:00


Approx. 1 hour

Meeting point

Entrance to the permanent exhibition "Exile. Experience and Testimony"


Free admission


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Last update: 06.03.2019

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