life and work
Her father Simon Pudl Parnass and her mother Hertha Parnass geb. Emanuel were murdered by the National Socialists in the Treblinka extermination camp .
In 1939 Parnassus was brought to Stockholm as a child with her four-year-old brother Gady on a Kindertransport . During the next six years she lived with twelve different foster families. Shortly before the end of the war, the children came to live with an uncle in London , who was the only one in the family who had survived by escaping. There she lived for three years with her brother, who later became English, while Peggy went back to Sweden and took Swedish citizenship. There she gave birth to her son Kim in 1951 , who worked as an actor at a young age.
Parnassus studied in Stockholm, London, Hamburg and Paris . Since she was 14, she earned a living from her language skills as a language teacher, film critic , columnist and interpreter for the criminal investigation department. She worked as an actress in film and television and translated fairy tales. She wrote 17 years court reports for the monthly magazine concretely . She is still politically active, gives readings from her books, sings in theaters in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, works for radio and television ( SFB portrait, interviews, discussions). Peggy Parnass is an icon of the gay movement.
- 1965: two ; Short film; Director: Roland Klick ; awarded the golden ducats
- 1966: Jimmy Orpheus ; Director: Roland Klick
- 1967: Civil War in Russia ; five-part documentary television film; Director: Wolfgang Schleif
- 1967: the amulet ; Episode of the television series Das Kriminalmuseum ; Director: Dieter Lemmel
- 1968: One too many dead ; Episode of the television series Stahlnetz ; Director: Jürgen Roland ; Role of woman wiper
- 1968: Wall flower in the Ballhaus Paradox ; Director: Rudolf Lorenzen
- 1980: Panic Times ; Direction: Udo Lindenberg , Peter Fratzscher
- 1982: From judges and other sympathizers ; named after the PP column, awarded the German Film Prize
- 1983: The beginning of all horrors is love ; Director: Helke Sander
- 1994: Nobody loves me ; Director: Doris Dörrie
- 2019: Medal of honor in gold , awarded by the Hamburg Senate.
- 2008: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 2005: St. George's Medal
- 1998: Biermann Ratjen Medal
- 1980: Fritz Bauer Prize
- 1979: Joseph Drexel Prize of the Joseph E. Drexel Foundation for outstanding achievements in journalism
- Processes 1970–1978 ; Reinbek near Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1992; ISBN 3-499-19190-3 (= Hamburg: Rasch and Röhring, 1990; ISBN 3-89136-393-1 ; 1st edition: Frankfurt am Main: Zweiausendeins, 1978)
- Interview with Marie Marcks ; in: Marie Marcks: Beautiful prospects ; Elefanten Press Verlag, Berlin 1980; ISBN 3885200317
- Under the skin ; Hamburg: Konkret-Literatur-Verlag, 1983; ISBN 3-922144-26-8
- Small radical minority ; Hamburg: Konkret Literatur Verlag, 1985; ISBN 3-922144-46-2
- Addicted to life ; Hamburg: Konkret Literatur Verlag, 1990; ISBN 3-922144-90-X (autobiography)
- Courage and passion ; Hamburg: Konkret Literatur Verlag, 1993; ISBN 3-89458-121-2
- Foreword and epilogue in: Flora Neumann: Remember to live. Before Auschwitz, in Auschwitz, after Auschwitz ; Hamburg: Konkret Literatur Verlag, 2006 3 ; ISBN 3-89458-246-4
- Childhood: how our mother saved us from the Nazis ; Hamburg: Verlag Schwarze Kunst, ( http://www.edition-klaus-raasch.de/ ), October 2012; ISBN 978-3-927840-43-0 (artist's book, illustrated with original woodcuts by Tita do Rêgo Silva )
- Iven Fritsche : Visit to Peggy Parnass ; in converter. Zeitschrift für Literatur, No. 23, 1997;
- Literature by and about Peggy Parnass in the catalog of the German National Library
- Peggy Parnass in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Biographical note on the website of the PEN Center for German-Speaking Authors Abroad
- Peggy Parnass: Speaking of murder ; Article on the debate about Christian Klar; in: Stern, issue of March 29, 2007
- Confession in Harburg: "I am ashamed to be human". by Martina Berliner - Peggy Parnass talks about her childhood; in: HAN, Nov. 10, 2010. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012 .
- Friederike Gräff: “The whole world is war”. In: The daily newspaper . September 9, 2019 (Interview with Peggy Parnass).
- Edgar S. Hasse: Peggy Parnass: Intrepid Chronicler of Nazi Crimes In: Hamburger Abendblatt of October 11, 2019, accessed on October 17, 2019 (note: 93 years of age means 92nd birthday).
- Heide Soltau: ZeitZeichen: 10/11/1934 - Birthday of Peggy Parnass. In: WDR 5, ZeitZeichen from October 11, 2019, accessed on October 14, 2019 (note: 92 is named as age in the report).
- Roland Kirbach: Being gay today - completely normal? ; in: Die Zeit , issue 26/2007 of June 21, 2007, p. 17 f.
- Senate honors Esther Bejarano and Peggy Parnass , sueddeutsche.de, November 13, 2019
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Parnassus, Ruth Peggy Sophie|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German-Swedish journalist, court reporter, author and actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 11, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hamburg|