Grischa Meyer/Holger Teschke (Berlin): „Bertolt Brechts PAPIERKRIEG. Exil in Amerika (1941-1947)“

(Bertolt Brecht’s PAPER WAR. Exile in America (1941-1947)



>> Festival headquarter at the Staatlichen Textil- und Industriemuseum (tim)

>> Sunday, 20/2/2022, 2 p.m. (opening) – Sunday, 27/2/2022

>> Tickets for the exhibition are available on site during the opening times here


digital program

>> Sunday, 20/2/2022, 2 p.m., opening ceremony in live stream

>> afterwards available in the media library

>> Tickets

The exhibition is dedicated to JOURNAL and KRIEGSFIEBEL, two projects that Brecht pursued during the period of exile, first in Denmark and then continued in Sweden, Finland and the USA, and which are among the most extraordinary works of his literary oeuvre. In them, the playwright and director without a stage and the poet without a public finds a form in which he can deal with the time of the World War surrounding him and the situation of exile in a formally advanced way. Brecht uses articles and photos from daily newspapers and magazines to produce a new form of chronicle that relates contemporary events to his personal life and literary work. Eighty years later, „Brecht’s Paper War“ looks through his glasses with today’s eyes and tries to understand how he saw the „American way of life“ in the time of Roosevelt, Truman and McCarthy.

Holger Teschke

born in 1958 in Bergen on Rügen island, went to sea as a mechanic on fishing boats before studying theatre directing in Berlin, where he subsequently worked as a playwright and writer. From 2000 to 2010, he worked as a producer and teacher of drama production in the USA, Australia and Southeast Asia, and he has been a lecturer on the history of theatre and drama since 2010. He writes for mare, Theater der Zeit and Deutschland Radio Kultur, and lives in Berlin and South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Grischa Meyer

born in Berlin in 1950, has worked as a bookseller, cartoonist, poster, book and stage designer, and is currently a photographer and writer living in Prenzlauer Berg. He has been awarded several prizes for his book and poster artwork.

Idea, concept, design:

Grischa Meyer mit Holger Teschke

Artistic collaboration:

Gerhard Oschatz


opening hours

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
8 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.*
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
12.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – noon
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.


* only open during and in combination with the evening event

With kind support oft Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung funded by the German Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New York.

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