Memorial to the Future -

Memorial to the Future

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It is no coincidence that the poet Volker von Toerne was, for many years, the Director of Aktion Suhnezeichen Friedensdienste (Action for Atonement - Service for Peace), the German charitable organisation for education and reparation in countries throughout the world that have suffered under fascism and other oppressive regimes. His father had been a member of the SS in Germany in the Second World War, and as a consequence, his poetry is written from the perspective of someone who suffered, through no fault of his own, from terrible guilt after the war. This selection from von Toerne's collected poems is particularly significant in that it is a powerful and moving articulation of the psychological burden still carried by countless people today whose voices are not often heard, a burden which von Toerne's powerful, poignant and sometimes angry poetry helps us all the better to understand.

Product code: 9781910345658

ISBN 9781910345658
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Arc Publications
Volker von Torne was the Director of a German charitable organisation for education and reparation in countries throughout the world that have suffered under fascism and other oppressive regimes. His poetry is written from the perspective of someone who suffered through no fault of how own, from terrible guilt after the war.