Jenny Aloni – Read­ing of se­lec­ted texts at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity

Ort: Room I.407

The Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation (GCJZ) and the Paderborn University Archive will commemorate the Jewish writer Jenny Aloni with a reading on Saturday, 30 September. The actress Cornelia Schönwald will read texts in which Jenny Aloni reflects on her childhood, her experiences and feelings in the country of the perpetrators as well as visits to Germany. The event starts at 6.30 p.m. in the I Building of Paderborn University, Room I.407. Registration is not necessary. After the reading, there will be an opportunity for conversation and socialising.

Jenny Aloni was born as Jenny Rosenbaum in Paderborn on 7 September 1917. At the end of 1939, the 22-year-old emigrated from National Socialist Germany to Palestine. Her first successes as a writer came in the 1960s. After that, she was largely forgotten. In the 1980s, the publication of selected works by two professors at Paderborn University led to a renewed literary appreciation. In the second half of the 20th century, Jenny Aloni was considered an important German-language writer of her generation.

Jenny Aloni visited her native city for the first time in 1955, then at irregular intervals. Her last visit was in 1987. She died on 30 September 1993 in Ganei Yehuda (Israel). The writer's personal and literary estate is now in the archives of Paderborn University.

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Photo (Paderborn University Archive): The Jewish writer Jenny Aloni was born in Paderborn in 1917. She emigrated from National Socialist Germany to Palestine at the end of 1939.