Bust of Friedrich Griese

Prof. C. Rhein, bust of Friedrich Griese, bronze 1943, height: 55 cm

Friedrich Griese (1890-1975) was the most significant writer in Mecklenburg during the first half of the 20th century. He lived near Parchim from 1935 and built a house there. He wrote tales and novels in simple, powerful language and turned the affinity between people and their country in the ups and down of nature into a theme. His literature was primarily influenced by Scandinavian authors such as Knut Hamsun and Selma Lagerlöff.

He was regarded as a “blood and soil poet” by the National Socialists although he did not actually embody this ideology. In 1947 he fled to the West after a prison sentence.

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Text: W. Ka.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Lindenstraße 38
19370 Parchim

museum@parchim.de

www.stadt-parchim.de/museumpch.htm