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Walter Benjamin

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Walter Benjamin

 

 

 

*15.7. 1892 in Berlin+26.9. 1940 in Portbou

 

 

 

extremely important Jewish-German Author, Philosopher and Translator. Along Michael Taussig a “Proustian Marxist". After he left Germany for ever - the Naziz took over - he passed two summers on the island of Ibiza, where he did long hiking in the mountains, like a leitmotiv for his life and the coming up Pyrenees....

 

In Lisa Fittko's opinion not a "Debrouilleur". (“Faut se debrouiller”)

 

 

 

Committed suicide with morphine in the Spanish bordertown of Portbou, after Lisa Fittko had brought him and a small group of migrants, running away from the Nazis on “Route F” from Banyuls sur Mer across mountains and border. This route F (Fittko) is available nowadays as a touring path.

 

 

 

 Exile in France and Danmark (Brecht) and Ibiza. 1926-27 in Paris.

 

Names and things....

 

 

 

Sources:

 

M.Taussig, Walter Benjamins Grab, Lettre Winter 2007, !!!

 

Les Back, Beaches and Graveyards, Europe’s haunted borders, Eurozine 2008 !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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