Dörte von Westernhagen

DöRte Von Westernhagen

Dörte von Westernhagen

to get instant updates about 'DöRte Von Westernhagen' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Dörte von Westernhagen (born 5 August 1943) is a German writer.

Von Westernhagen was born in Perleberg, now in Prignitz, in 1943. She is descended from a Prussian Junker family. She studied in Berlin, She worked in the administration of Baden-Württemberg, until she decided to write her own story. Her book "Kinder der Täter" (The Perpetrators' Children) made quite a round in Germany when it was published in 1987. The book was immediately recognized as one of the first attempts to get the NS-children out of their parents' shadow.

Westernhagen starts her narrative with her own childhood. Then her father takes over. Her father was a colonel in the Leibstandarte. He was shot through his head in Hungary in her first year. The book is about his daughter's sorrow. In the small-typed appendix she returns to her own childhood memories and those of other German NS-children. The importance of Westernhagen's work lies in the fact that she was the first European NS-child to discuss her father both as a personally brave man and a war criminal.


External links

  • (German)

Read More

No feeds found

Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from