Heinrich Pleticha

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Heinrich August Pleticha (born September 9, 1924 in Warnsdorf , Czechoslovakia ; † October 14, 2010 in Würzburg ) was a German writer and editor of numerous books, mostly historical non-fiction books for both young people and adults.

In World War II Heinrich Pleticha was wounded twice. As a displaced person, he moved to Bavaria . In Erlangen he studied history , German and geography and did his doctorate with Anton Ernstberger . He then worked as a teacher and from 1974 to 1986 was director ( senior director ) at the musical Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg . In 1986 he was appointed honorary professor at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg .

Pleticha's almost 100 books reached a total circulation of more than five million copies. He has received several literary prizes for his work, including a. 1974 with the Friedrich Bödecker Prize . He was appointed a full member of the Sudeten German Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1982 and was awarded the Great Sudeten German Culture Prize in 1991 . In addition, he was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit , in 1986 the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class and the Medal of Merit Pro meritis of the Ministry of Culture .

Works (selection)

  • We've been living for five seconds (1958, with Georg Popp and Walter Anders)
  • Knights, castles and tournaments (1961)
  • Citizen, farmer, beggar
  • Landsknecht, Bundschuh, mercenary
  • Immortal Prague
  • The shine of the empire
  • Wanderer, are you coming to Prague
  • Franconia and Bohemia (1990)
  • Columbus. Person. Time. Posterity (1977)
  • The great book of ballads (with Otfried Preußler and Friedrich Hechelmann)
  • The German-language adventure book in the 20th century . In: The New Library . Journal for the public libraries in Bavaria . Born in 1994, No. 1 , ISSN  0028-3126 , p. 1-8 .
  • First hand story
  • First-hand cultural history
  • First-hand history (together with Carlo Schmid )
  • First-hand history of discovery (together with Heinrich Harrer )
  • German history (in twelve volumes)
  • World history (in 14 volumes)
  • The drive to nowhere
  • The classic Weimar
  • Gustav Freytag : Pictures from the German Past (in 3 volumes, commented and illustrated)


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