Thomas Bernhard and the air crash on Tettelham in 1944. "It was a spectacle of unrelieved tragedy".

  • In his autobiographical essay "Ein Kind" (A Child) the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard (1931-1998)describes the downing of a heavy World War II USAIRFORCE bomber at Tettelham near Traunstein in Upper Bavaria in 1944. The scene of the crash is now headed by a chapel and some reminiscenses of the crews' fate. Although the event is still vivid in the local history, it was not known that Thomas Bernhard had been a keen eyewitness.

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Author:Michael Weithmann
Document Type:Report
Year of Completion:2012
Date of Publication (online):2012/06/28
Publishing Institution:Universität Passau
Release Date:2012/06/28
GND Keyword:Bernhard; Thomas
Institutes:Philosophische Fakultät / Sonstiger Autor der Philosophischen Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
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