Maximiliane Ackers

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Maximiliane "Maxi" Ackers (born September 24, 1896 in Saarbrücken , † April 17, 1982 in Glonn ) was a German writer , screenwriter and actress .


Maximiliane Ackers worked as a glass painter, singer and cabaret artist in Berlin and Hanover. She wrote the script for the feature film Brennendes Land (director: Heinz Herald , 1920/21), in which she also participated as an actress. Another film she starred in is Florentine Nights. The adventures of Countess da Costa (directed by Hermann W possibly , Käthe Wienskowitz , 1920). In 1935 she moved to Icking near Munich .

In 1923, Freundinnen - A novel among women (Hanover: Paul Steegemann) was created. In 1928 the novel appeared in the ten thousand. The book has a lesbian relationship on the subject and empathetically describes the lives of the two protagonists. With this work, Ackers offers an insight into the lesbian subculture of the 1920s. Under the National Socialists, the book was confiscated in 1934 and two years later put on the " List of harmful and undesirable literature ". Alfred Rosenberg mentioned it accordingly on page 142 in his diatribe The Swamp. Cross-Sections through the "Spiritual" Life of November Democracy .


  • Petra Budke , Jutta Schulze (ed.): Writers in Berlin from 1871 to 1945. A lexicon on life and work. Orlanda, Recklinghausen 1995, ISBN 3-929823-22-5 , p. 23.
  • Claudia Kuderna: "Different from the others" The theme of female homosexuality in selected novels from the interwar period. Diploma thesis. University of Vienna. Vienna. 1994.
  • Renate Lackinger: Lost friends. Life and work of Maximiliane Ackers. Diploma thesis. University of Vienna. Vienna 2005.
  • Lea Raffl: Women in men's clothes. Crossdressing in texts by Maximiliane Ackers, Hermann Hesse and Joseph Roth. Diploma thesis. University of Vienna. Vienna 1999.
  • Maximiliane Ackers or: In a niche of the mass university. In: June. Magazine for literature and politics. No. 21, 1994, pp. 137-144.

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  1. Lackinger p. 28.