Hartmut Barth-Engelbart

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Hartmut Barth-Engelbart , pseudonyms including Carl Hanau , HaBE (born April 11, 1947 in Michelstadt ), is a German author.


Barth-Engelbart was born in 1947 as the eighth of nine children in a Protestant family in Michelstadt. After finishing school, he was a reserve officer candidate from 1966, and finally a trainer in the Bundeswehr . At the Frankfurter Rundschau , he began an apprenticeship as a typesetter in 1968, but it only lasted one day because he took part in an anti-Vietnam War demo in Frankfurt the following day and fell from a canopy in the course of political disputes and broke his ankles on both feet.

Barth-Engelbart began studying psychology and pedagogy in 1969 , switched to elementary school pedagogy after four semesters and passed his second state examination in 1978. From 1971 to 1974 he was a lecturer at a primary school in Frankfurt-Rödelheim and a member of the strike leadership of the lecturers. In 1972 he became a member of the “Working Group of Young Teachers and Educators” in the GEW (AjLE) and the GEW state board.

In 1974 Barth-Engelbart became a member of the Communist League of West Germany (KBW), for which he ran unsuccessfully in the state elections in Hesse in 1978. When he resigned in 1979, he anticipated an exclusion from the party due to a lack of “loyalty to the line”.

From 1974 to 1978 Barth-Engelbart was deputy chairman of the staff council of the study seminar and from 1974 to 1976 he was responsible for the establishment of the GEW group and GEW chairman in Bruchköbel-Süd. Due to an incompatibility resolution against the KBW, he was excluded from the GEW in 1978.

Since he was not immediately accepted into the school service in 1978, he worked in various jobs until 1991. In 1980 he became a member of the ÖTV , the strike leadership and the ÖTV state board and from 1991 worked again in the school service. In 1993 he became a civil servant and then worked as a primary school teacher.

According to his own statements, he was a primary school teacher and children's choir director until 2006. Since then he has been working full-time as a writer, singer-songwriter and graphic artist.

Together with the composer and saxophonist of the Ensemble Modern , Wolfgang Stryi , Barth-Engelbart organized various readings between 1991 and 2004.

In September 2003, Barth-Engelbart initiated the Hanau resistance readings on Freiheitsplatz based on the Viennese model.


  • Anthology 2009 - Human dignity is. Literaturforum Hanau / Main - Kinzig ISBN 3-940372-10-2 / ISBN 978-3-940372-10-9
  • “C'est la vie” or what kind of pigs we've become , Amsterdam 1991. ISBN 3-89408-306-9 .
  • A settlement with arithmetic . In: Karlheinz Burk: The new school entrance level , Beltz: Weinheim, Basel 1998. 147 pp. ISBN 3-407-62387-9 .
  • Easter walk . In: Menschenversuch , Collage-Roman, Edition Gallas: Munich 2000.
  • Menschenversuch , Munich 2000. ISBN 3-00-007341-8 .
  • Laconic smile. Story , Yedermann: München-Riemerling 2001. 99 pp. ISBN 3-935269-14-5 .
  • “Grenzgänger”, a collage novel between Poland and Germany , in: 17 × Lyrik & Prosa , Hanau 2001. ISBN 3-927040-00-2 .
  • 26 Poems & Poems , in: 7 × War and Un-Peace , Hanau 2003. ISBN 3-927040-00-2 .
  • Resistance readings in Hanau . In: El Awadalla, Traude Korosa (ed.): ... until they go. Four years of resistance readings. A reader. Sisyphus: Klagenfurt 2004. ISBN 3-901960-19-8 . P. 151 ff.
  • Under blow lines: liberated words - broken rhymes on the situation , Zambon-Verlag , Frankfurt am Main 2005. 313 pp. ISBN 3-88975-107-5 .
  • Zora , Zambon-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2005, 58 pp. ISBN 3-88975-128-8 .

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g Ruth Dröse: Psychograms of a provincial town with many wasp nests. Hartmut Barth-Engelbart is writing a Hanau novel and reading “work pieces” from it in the pig hall . In: Frankfurter Rundschau No. 209 of September 9, 1998, p. 3 (Lokalrundschau)
  2. ^ Taunus-Zeitung of September 29, 2003, p. 22 / Local
  3. a b c Professional bans and the GEW , In: HEZ Zeitschrift der GEW Hessen, Issue 5, May 2012, p. 27
  4. ^ Candidates for the state election of Hesse in 1978
  5. Human rights and arms exports. / Exhibition about the current situation in NATO country Turkey. , Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) of September 23, 1995; Literature , FR of May 12, 1999; Hanau. "Lamboy-Kids" make new music in Frankfurt. , FR of March 15, 2000; Manipulated people in cyber space , FR from September 29, 2001
  6. ^ "German values" In: Junge Welt, December 18, 2004, p. 12