Exhibition and Lectures about Heinrich Schirmbeck


To mark the jubilee of his 100th birthday the Heinrich-Schirmbeck-Gesellschaft e.V. , the Heinrich-Schirmbeck-Stiftung , the BUND and further NGOs are going to set up numerous events, readings and lectures at the ULB this year. An exhibition is to be seen at the ULB from 1 July to 30 September. In association with the exhibition three lectures will take place in the lecture room of the ULB, admission free.

Heinrich Schirmbeck, one of the most famous German authors in the second half of the 20th century, was well known during his life time but almost fogotten only a few years later. He was the first and almost single writer who met the challenges which the nuclear age and the biological revolution bestowed on human mankind and literature. As a story teller, essay writer and political reminder of peace he is still up to date because he was able to think ahead of his time and give warning of the environmental situation of today.

Lectures (Vortragssaal der ULB Stadtmitte UG1)

1 July 2015, 8 p.m. Alban Nikolai Herbst, Berlin : Schirmbeck’s heritage, Opening lecture celebrating the 100th jubilee of Heinrich Schirmbeck

26 August 2015, 8 p.m. Prof. Gernot Boehme, Darmstadt : The peace movement then and now – remembering the collaboration with Heinrich Schirmbeck

14 September 2015, 8 p.m. Norbert W. Schlinkert, Berlin : „The blinding Light“, Schirmbeck’s novel between past and present


„…the human framework is no longer under man's control“

book-exhibition at the exhibition-hallway of the ULB
1 July to 30 September 2015
open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., admission free

Guided tours (Helga Willuweit-Schirmbeck)

06 August 2015, 5 p.m.

26 August 2015, 6 p.m.

25 September 2015, 5 p.m.

Booking in advance is requested (06151 712 583).