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Gerold Tietz

Gerold Tietz was born in 1941 in Horka/ Horky (near Dubá) in Bohemia. In 1945, he, his brother and his mother were forced to leave Bohemia and fled to Southern Germany. From 1962 to1968 he studied history, politics, and French in Tübingen, Berlin and Paris. In 1968 he married Anne Birk. Doctorate in 1969. From 1969 onwards, Tietz worked as a schoolteacher in Wendlingen (near Stuttgart). In 1989, he published his first book. In 2005, Tietz was elected to the Sudetendeutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste and in 2006, he won the first prize of the KünstlerGilde. In 2007, he was awarded the Sudetendeutscher Kulturpreis für Literatur und Publizistik. Tietz died in 2009.

Articles of Gerold Tietz

Große Zeiten Kleines Glück / Great Times Little Happiness

Not much is known about Vilém Flusser’s childhood years in Prague, where he lived with his family and attended the Deutsches Realgymnasium, a school in Zboroská street. One of his classmates and friends was a girl born in 1919. Eighty years later, she told her extraordinary life to Gerold Tietz who transformed it into the novel Große Zeiten Kleines Glück (Great Times Little Happiness). Flusser who is called Jakob is described as a very smart boy at school – who could even be a little intimidating to his classmates every now and then. He used to sit in the first row – and when Rita, the protagonist of the story, had to do a presentation in front of the class, she always felt particularly observed and critically challenged by his vigilant presence. The different excerpts published here allow a rough insight into the story line and thus also into a part of Vilém Flusser’s childhood.

Große Zeiten (PDF 80.75 KB)
Great Times (PDF 141.5 KB)

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