Bernhard Seeger (born October 6, 1927 in Roßlau an der Elbe , † March 14, 1999 in Potsdam ) was a German writer .
Bernhard Seeger was the son of a locksmith . He attended middle school and then a teacher training college in Koethen . In 1944 he joined the NSDAP . After completing his work service in Zerbst , he took part in the Second World War in 1944/45 as a soldier in the Wehrmacht . From May to December 1945 he was in Soviet captivity .
After his return from captivity, Seeger completed a course for new teachers . In 1946 he joined the SED and the FDJ . Between 1946 and 1952 he worked as a teacher in village schools in the Mark Brandenburg . In 1952/53 he was an editor at Neues Leben ; from 1953 to 1956 he lived as a freelance writer in pieces near Potsdam . 1954/55 he stayed as a reporter in Vietnam ; then he was department head in the secretariat of the German Writers' Association and from 1957 freelance writer again.
In 1967 Seeger was unable to write for a long time due to a serious accident. After he had been a member of the Potsdam district leadership of the SED since 1964 , he was a member of the SED's central committee from 1967 . Between 1953 and 1972 he was an unofficial employee of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR .
Bernhard Seeger wrote reports , stories , novels and poetry ; he was best known for his radio and television plays . Seeger's works, which are faithful to the line, deal primarily with problems during the development phase of GDR society; the work "Herbstrauch", which was highly praised by the GDR critics, about the collectivization of GDR agriculture in 1959/60 is strongly influenced by Scholochow's " Neuland unterm Pflug ". He was also active as a screenwriter, so he was involved in the 1963 television film Rauhreif .
Bernhard Seeger was a member of the German Writers' Association from 1952 and of the Academy of Arts (Berlin) from 1969 to 1991 . He received the following awards: 1956 the Theodor Fontane Prize of the Potsdam district , 1960 the Erich Weinert Medal , 1962 the Heinrich Mann Prize and the Literature Prize of the FDGB , 1963 and 1967 a national prize , 1968 the Johannes R. Becher Medal , 1969 the order “ Banner of Labor ”, 1981 and 1983 the art price of the FDGB , 1983 the Patriotic Order of Merit of the GDR and 1987 the Karl Marx Order .
- Eisenhüttenkombinat Ost , Berlin 1952
- Millionaire and Hellerstück , Berlin 1956
- Storm from bamboo huts , Berlin 1956
- Where the hawk shoots , Halle (Saale) 1957
- How Jasgulla got his right , Leipzig 1960
- Herbstrauch , Halle (Saale) 1961
- Hannes Trostberg. The heirs of the manifesto , Halle (Saale) 1968
- Father Batti sings again , Halle (S.) 1972
People paths , Halle (Saale)
- 1 (1974)
- 2 (1987)
- The harmonica player , Halle [u. a.] 1981
- Early Paths , Leipzig 1987
- 1960/2014: summer paths
- 1983: The man with the ring in his ear
- 1957: Where the fog disappears - Director: Lothar Dutombé ( Broadcasting of the GDR )
- 1960: Paradies im Krähenwinkel - Director: Helmut Hellstorff (Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1961: Under the Wind of the Years (3 parts) - Director: Theodor Popp (Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1963: Rauhreif - Director: Theodor Popp (Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1963: Fifty Carnations - Director: Theodor Popp (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1966: Hannes Trostberg - director: Theodor Popp (radio play (3 parts) - radio of the GDR)
- Herbert Mayer, Bernd-Rainer Barth : Seeger, Bernhard . In: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 2. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 .
- Literature by and about Bernhard Seeger in the catalog of the German National Library
- Bernhard Seeger in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Bernhard Seeger Archive in the Archive of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
- ↑ Page no longer available , search in web archives: guthschrift.de 460 , accessed August 5, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
- ^ Film database - The man with the ring in his ear. DEFA Foundation , accessed on February 1, 2018 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 6, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rosslau (Elbe)|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 14, 1999|
|Place of death||Potsdam|