Memorial to the Future

By (author) Volker von Törne Translated by Jean Boase-Beier, Anthony Vivis

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Publication date:

07 September 2018

Publisher

Arc Publications

ISBN-13: 9781910345665

It is no coincidence that the poet Volker von Törne was, for many years, the Director of Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (Action for Atonement - Service for Peace), the German charitable organisation for education and reparation in countries throughout the world that have suffered under fascism and other oppressive regimes. His father had been a member of the SS in Germany in the Second World War, and as a consequence, his poetry is written from the perspective of someone who suffered, through no fault of his own, from terrible guilt after the war.