Werner Heiduczek (born November 24, 1926 in Hindenburg , Upper Silesia , † July 28, 2019 in Zwenkau ) was a German writer . His works have been translated into more than 20 languages and name - depending on the language region - Verner Gajduček, Verners Heidučeks or Verneris Heidućekas as the author.
Heiduczek grew up in a Catholic Silesian miner's family as one of five children - the father was a miner in the Upper Silesian coal field. In 1942, during the Second World War , Werner Heiduczek volunteered as an anti-aircraft helper . Since he wanted to go to the front, the draft for the Wehrmacht in 1944 was not inconvenient. However, there were no front missions.
From being a prisoner of war in the United States, he fled to the Eastern Zone and was taken prisoner by the Soviets there , but he was spared work in the Soviet Union. From January 1946 he took part in a course for so-called new teachers in Herzberg (Elster) and taught from September to November 1946 in the village school in Wehrhain . From 1946 to 1949 Heiduczek studied pedagogy and German language and literature in Halle. Until 1952 he worked as a teacher, school inspector and finally district school council in Merseburg . From 1953 he graduated in Potsdam graduate studies in education , and was then to 1961 again in the teaching profession operates such. B. 1955 to 1959 at the children's and youth sports school in Halle. From 1961 to 1964 he worked as a German teacher at the Goethe-Gymnasium in Burgas, Bulgaria .
From 1965 he worked as a freelance writer in Halle / Saale . Heiduczek initially wrote stories, plays and radio plays for children and young people. In later works he dealt with the fate of expellees and their integration into GDR society. His novel Tod am Meer , published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag Halle / Saale in 1977 , the autobiographically tinged, skeptical life balance of the GDR artist Jablonski, was temporarily banned in 1978 following the intervention of the Soviet ambassador to the GDR Pyotr Abrassimow because of allegedly anti-Soviet passages: Heiduczek had in his book addressed the rape of German women by Soviet soldiers after World War II. By the end of the GDR, Heiduczek then shifted increasingly to material from fairy tales and legends.
Heiduczek had been a member of the GDR Writers' Association since 1960 ; since 1990 he has been a member of the Association of German Writers and the PEN Center Germany , and since 1992 of the Free Academy of the Arts in Leipzig .
Werner Heiduczek and his wife Dorothea (teacher, † 1998) had three daughters (the youngest died in 1996). In 2001, the widower met the journalist Traudel Thalheim (* 1937) - he lived with her in Leipzig until the end of his life. Heiduczek died in 2019 at the age of 92. The funeral service took place on August 21, 2019 in Leipzig; the urn was embedded in light fir in the earth - at the grave of his wife.
- Heinrich Mann Prize 1969
- Handel Prize of the Halle district in 1969
- Art Prize of the City of Leipzig 1970
- Alex Wedding Prize 1988
- Eichendorff Literature Prize of the City of Wangen im Allgäu 1995
- Medal of Honor of the City of Leipzig 1997
- Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon 1999.
The city of Leipzig honored him in 1996 with the honorary ribbon “Werner Heiduczek for his 70th birthday” (responsible: Reinhard Stridde, essay: Carsten Wurm, bibliography: Ulrich Kiehl), ISBN 3-86061-012-0 .
As an author
The German National Library lists a total of 119 publications on the author Werner Heiduczek (as of July 29, 2019).
- The shadows of my dead . Verlag Faber and Faber, Leipzig 2005, ISBN 978-3-86211-014-8 .
- Jana and the little star. A picture book story . LeiV, Leipzig 1994, ISBN 3-928885-67-7 (EA Berlin 1968).
- Lantern in front of the bamboo hut . Children's book publisher, Berlin 1969.
- The ugly little bird. Two picture book stories . Faber & Faber, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 978-3-86730-006-3 (EA Berlin 1973).
- From the rooster who set out to become court marshal . Arena-Verlag, Würzburg 1996, ISBN 3-401-07210-2 (EA Berlin 1975).
- The singing fish . Children's book publisher, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-358-02235-8 (together with Jutta Mirtschin )
Stories, fairy tales
- Matthes and the Mayor . Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle / Saale 1961
- The brothers . 5th edition Children's book publisher, Berlin 1976 (EA Berlin 1968)
- Marcus Aurelius or a semester of tenderness . Verlag Neues Leben, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-355-00791-9 (EA Berlin 1971).
- Juliet makes friends. Stories (Robinson's Cheap Books; Vol. 41). Children's book publisher, Berlin 1961.
- That gave away crying. Fairy tales and myths . Kiepenheuer Verlag, Leipzig 1991, ISBN 3-378-00471-1 (EA Berlin 1977).
- Dulittl's wondrous journey. A story . Children's book publisher, Berlin 1986, ISBN 3-358-00734-0 .
- Trip to Beirut. Misconduct . Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle / Saale 1986, ISBN 3-354-00040-6 .
- Lapse of time. Example Leipzig . Weidlich Flechsig, Würzburg 1992, ISBN 3-8035-1353-7 (together with Gerhard Hopf and Falk Brunner).
- Germany - no winter fairy tale or outside the door . European Ideas Publishing House, Berlin 1993.
- Everyone is farthest from himself . Plöttner, Leipzig 2010, ISBN 978-3-95537-039-8 .
- About the splendor and misery of writing . Plöttner, Leipzig 2011, ISBN 978-3-95537-038-1 .
- Matthes . 6th edition Children's book publisher, Berlin 1979 (EA Berlin 1962)
- The little god of thieves . LeiV, Leipzig 1992, ISBN 3-928885-20-0 .
- The strange adventures of Parzival . Fischer Taschenbuchverlag, Frankfurt / M. 1989, ISBN 3-596-28308-6 (EA Berlin 1974; freely based on Wolfram von Eschenbach ).
- The most beautiful legends from Firdausi's " Book of Kings " . 4th edition. Kinderbuchverlag, Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-358-01413-4 (EA Berlin 1982).
- The shadow of Siyavush. Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle / Saale and Leipzig 1986.
- Orpheus and Eurydice . Children's book publisher, Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-358-01288-3 .
- King Lear . Sonnenberg-Presse, Chemnitz 2000 (together with Andrea Lange).
- Farewell to the angels . 9th edition. Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle / Saale 1968.
- Death by the sea . Aufbau-Taschenbuchverlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-7466-1584-4 (EA Halle / Saale 1977).
- Juliet makes friends. Acting in ten pictures . Hofmeister Verlag, Leipzig 1959.
- The Guest from Saadulla ( Premiere 1985 Neue Szene Leipzig )
- The other face. Play by Werner Heiduczek . Plöttner, Leipzig 2011, ISBN 978-3-86211-050-6
- In cross section. Prose, plays, notations . Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle / Saale 1976.
- In ordinary Stalinism . My illegal texts, diaries, letters, essays . Kiepenheuer Verlag, Leipzig 1991, ISBN 3-378-00453-3 .
- The gentle revolution. Prose, poetry, minutes, experience reports, speeches . Kiepenheuer, Leipzig 1990, ISBN 3-378-00421-5 (together with Stefan Heym ).
- Klaus-Dieter Hansch: Functional stylistic large text analysis from a linguistic cultural aspect. Depicted on the analysis and language-critical assessment of Werner Heiduczek's novel “Farewell to the Angels” , dissertation, Halle 1988.
- Reinhard Stridde (Ed.): Werner Heiduczek on his 70th birthday , Städtische Bibliotheken, Leipzig 1996, ISBN 3-86061-012-0 .
- Short biography for: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 1. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 . . In:
- Literature by and about Werner Heiduczek in the catalog of the German National Library
- Jan Emendörfer: Leipzig writer Werner Heiduczek is dead - mourning for one of the last great Leipzig writers: Werner Heiduczek died at the age of 92. The man of letters, whose books have been translated into over 20 languages, succumbed to a serious illness in a clinic near Leipzig. Leipziger Volkszeitung , online portal, July 29, 2019. Accessed July 29, 2019 .
- Jan Emendörfer : “I'm written out” - the Leipzig writer Werner Heiduczek turns 90 .
- Jörg B. Bilke: Werner Heiduczek in the culture portal West-Ost .
- Leipzig writer Werner Heiduczek is dead - accessed on July 29, 2019
- https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?method=simpleSearch&query=118992473 - accessed on July 29, 2019
- How he was spared the transport to Siberia, Heiduczek described in 1998 in the text "Russian barracks".
- Hans-Dieter Lehmann: Pictures from the Schliebener official area : In: Schliebener Amtsnachrichten from March 17, 1995.
- Karlheinz Klimt : A new class - memories and evaluations of someone who was there in the school gate. Projekt-Verlag Cornelius, Halle / Saale 2009, ISBN 978-3-86634-819-6 .
- https://www.mz-web.de/kultur/-tod-am-meer--machte-ihn-beruehmt-schriftsteller-werner-heiduczek-ist-tot-32938224 - accessed on August 15, 2020
- At the kitchen table at Traudel Thalheim's , interview by Michael Faber - accessed on July 29, 2019
- https://trauer-angebote.de/trauerbeispiel/werner-heiduczek - accessed on August 22, 2019
- https://www.lvz.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Kultur-Regional/Bewegender-Abschied-von-Werner-Heiduczek-auf-dem-Leipziger-Suedfriedhof - accessed on August 22, 2019
- http://d-nb.info/949674575 - accessed on July 29, 2019
- http://d-nb.info/gnd/118992473 - accessed on July 29, 2019.
- Illustrated by Karl-Heinz Appelmann.
- Illustrated by Wolfgang Würfel
- Illustrated by Hans Mau .
- Illustrated by Gerhard Rappus.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 24, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hindenburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||28th July 2019|
|Place of death||Zwenkau|