Wolf von Lojewski

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Wolf von Lojewski, 2016

Wolf von Lojewski (born July 4, 1937 in Berlin ) is a German television journalist and non-fiction author .

Live and act

As the son of the editor and author Erich von Lojewski (1909-1970), he grew up from 1937 to January 1945 in East Prussia, where his maternal family owned a large estate in Posegnick . After being expelled by the Red Army, he lived in Altenbruch near Cuxhaven and Kiel , where he attended the Kiel School of Academics until 1957 . After graduating from high school, he joined the Bundeswehr as one of the first recruits on April 1, 1957 and served in the Graf Goltz barracks in Hamburg-Rahlstedt . He later studied law and passed the first state examination in law in 1966. He gained journalistic experience as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper The Sketch and the Kieler Nachrichten .

Wolf von Lojewski

Work for the ARD

Wolf von Lojewski began his television career with reports and presentations for the regional television program of the NDR . There he was also one of the co-founders of the satirical magazine extra 3 in 1976 .

From 1971 to 1974, during the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate affair , he was a US correspondent in Washington for ARD . Then he took over the moderation of the world mirror and the daily topics . From 1982 he worked for the documentary series Around Big Ben in Great Britain . Between 1987 and 1991 he went back to Washington as a correspondent and reported on the Iraq war , among other things .

Change to ZDF

Wolf von Lojewski then went to the ZDF's heute-journal , where he was in charge and moderation from March 1, 1992 to January 2, 2003.

From March 19, 2003 to December 14, 2005 he hosted the adventure knowledge program . Between 2003 and 2009, von Lojewski also made several documentaries for ZDF.

Social Commitment

Wolf von Lojewski is a sponsor of the Federal Association for Children with Heart Disease . He has been a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany ( SPD ) since 1963 and was a member of the Presidium of the German Evangelical Church Congress from 1996 to 2008 .

Work as a book author

Wolf von Lojewski published several books. Most of them deal with his work as a journalist and correspondent in the USA and Great Britain (America - The dream of a new life and The British are different - experiences around Big Ben) as well as his homeland, the former East Prussia (My home, your home - Encounters in East Prussia and live there - memories of a journalist); but he also published a novel (Noahs Club).

Private life

He is married and lives near Wiesbaden.




  • as editor: Jesus People or the religion of children . Claudius Verlag, Munich 1972, ISBN 3-532-61803-6 .
  • The British are different. Big Ben experiences . Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1988, ISBN 3-455-08283-1 .
(Revised paperback edition, ISBN 3-453-05111-4 )
  • America. The dream of a new life . Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1991, ISBN 3-455-08423-0 .
(Updated paperback edition, ISBN 3-453-16512-8 )
  • Noah's Club . Novel. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1998, ISBN 3-455-04508-1 .
  • Live there. Memories of a journalist . Autobiography. Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 2001, ISBN 3-404-61513-1 .
(Updated paperback edition, ISBN 3-404-61513-1 )
  • as Ed .: Die Flut . (Co-production of the ZDF-Heute-Journal). Ullstein, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-550-07562-6 .
  • The beautiful appearance of the truth. Politicians, journalists and dealing with the media . Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 2006, ISBN 3-7857-2147-1 .
  • as publisher: Christmas stories from Masuria . Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Gütersloh 2007, ISBN 978-3-579-07215-9 .
  • My home, your home. Encounters in East Prussia . Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-7857-2383-8 .
  • with Joachim Knobloch: In flight over Schleswig-Holstein . Hinstorff Verlag, Rostock 2012, ISBN 978-3-356-01512-6 .


  • Masuria - A Journey with Wolf von Lojewski (2003)
Part 1: In the distant home
Part 2: In the Russian border region
  • Train of Dreams - Through Australia with Wolf von Lojewski (2005)
Part 1: On the route of the camels
Part 2: To Darwin - 1000 miles straight
  • Namibia - what does German mean here? (2006).
  • My home - your home: with Wolf von Lojewski through East Prussia (2008)
Part 1: Suleyken really exist
Part 2: Kaliningrad Klopse
  • Index - The Vatican Black List (two-part documentary, 2009).


Wolf von Lojewski is not closely related to the journalist and ex-director Günther von Lojewski and the journalist and presenter Britta von Lojewski .

Web links

Commons : Wolf von Lojewski  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. A short story of extra 3 on daserste.ndr.de
  2. a b Culture: The anchor goes ashore , stern.de, January 3, 2003
  3. "Adventure Knowledge" aims to clarify unusual questions: Wolf von Lojewski sees the new program as a challenge , rp-online.de, March 17, 2003
  4. ^ TV man Wolf von Lojewski is 80 years old , MAZ, July 4, 2017
  5. ^ Website of the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize ( Memento from February 19, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Rationale of the jury ( Memento from May 19, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Page of the Bavarian State Government
  7. Wolf von Lojewski traveled through Australia - and brought a very relaxed report back to berliner-zeitung.de