Dieter Meichsner

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Dieter Meichsner

Dieter Meichsner (born February 14, 1928 in Berlin ; † February 1, 2010 in Lenggries ) was a German writer , dramaturge , screenwriter and producer .


Dieter Meichsner was drafted into military service as a 17-year-old high school student while attending a Berlin high school in 1944. From 1946 to 1948 he studied German , history and English at East Berlin's Humboldt University . From 1948 to 1950 he continued his studies in West Berlin at the Free University . During his studies he met Kurt W. Marek ( CW Ceram ) and Ernst von Salomon , who encouraged him to write. He then worked as a freelance writer, increasingly for the radio. In 1957 he married Edith Neise (1931–2009), who had a doctorate in dramaturg , and the couple had two children. In 1966 Egon Monk brought him to Hamburg as chief dramaturge for the North German Radio . From 1968 to 1991 he was head of the main television play department at NDR with the obligation to continue to write scripts. During the decades of his work at NDR, Dieter Meichsner was responsible for around 700 television game productions (including theater recordings).

He was involved as a dramaturge in the series The Incorrigible, based on a script by Robert Stromberger . Inge Meysel became the mother of the nation through her role . The first films in the Tatort series were based on scripts by Friedhelm Werremeier under the dramaturgy of Dieter Meichsner.

In 1968/69 he shot at the Free University of Berlin, he was one of the founding students, together with Rolf Hädrich, the documentary play “Alma mater” with original recordings from the chaotic “general assemblies”. It vividly demonstrated the willingness to use violence among the leading cadres of the revolt and, when it was first performed, sparked fierce national discussions. This was followed by the television play “Do you know Georg Linke?” About the institute employee in Berlin who was deliberately shot down and seriously injured during the liberation of Baader. Dieter Meichsner had his greatest successes with the scripts for the television series Schwarz Rot Gold of the NDR. The series presented complex economic crimes in the field of customs investigation . Uwe Friedrichsen played the role of the customs investigator Zaluskowski.

Since 1973 he was a member of the Free Academy of the Arts Hamburg and belonged to the PEN Center Germany . In September 1991 Dieter Meichsner stopped working for NDR.

At the beginning of the 2000s, Meichsner and his wife moved from Hamburg to Lenggries in Bavaria. He died there, a few weeks after his wife, surprisingly after a short illness on February 1, 2010 of pneumonia. He was buried in the local cemetery. His estate is in the archive of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.



  • Try us again. Rowohlt, Hamburg 1948.
  • Do you know why? rororo, Volume 54, Rowohlt, Hamburg 1952.
  • The students of Berlin. Rowohlt, Hamburg 1954; (Newer edition: Schöffling, Frankfurt am Main and Gutenberg Book Guild, Frankfurt am Main, 2003, ISBN 978-3-89561-146-9 .)
  • Billing. Ullstein, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-550-08257-6 .

Radio plays

  • 1958: On the route to D. - Director: Curt Goetz-Pflug (radio play - SFB )
  • 1958: visit from the zone


  • Obituary for Jürgen Trahnke (1962)
  • Friendly Match (1963)
  • After closing time (1964)
  • The story of the Rittmeister Schach von Wuthenow (1966)
  • Price of Freedom (1966)
  • The Arrangement (1967)
  • Gerhard Langhammer and Freedom (1967)
  • How a Hirschberger Learned Danish (1968)
  • November criminal
  • The big day of Berta Laube (1969)
  • Alma Mater (1969)
  • Do You Know Georg Linke (1971)
  • Strange Death of a Branch Manager (1971)
  • One thousand billion (1974)
  • Eiger - 2 parts (1974)
  • The Stechlin - 3 parts (1975)
  • The Pension Game (1977)
  • Black-Red-Gold - 18 parts (1982–1996)
  • Imken, Anna and Maria or a visit from the zone (1994)
  • The 8th Deadly Sin: Ghost Hunt (2001)
  • The 8th Deadly Sin: The Tuscany Carousel (2002)


  • The big day of Berta Laube (1969)



Web links

Commons : Dieter Meichsner  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dieter Lattmann: Kindlers literary history of the present. Kindler, Munich 1973, ISBN 3-463-22001-6 , p. 498.
  2. Dieter Meichsner Archive Inventory overview at the Academy of Arts in Berlin.