Bavaria: The cook of the Nobel Prize winner for literature Gerhart Hauptmann – Bavaria

Margarete Heumader looked after the household of the writer Gerhart Hauptmann for many years. After his death, she led a modest life in Lower Bavaria. Her role as a contemporary witness was long misunderstood in Germany, but not in Poland.


Hans Kratter, Tiefenbach

It is not known that the proud writer Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) maintained an intimate relationship with Lower Bavaria. Regardless of this, many streets in the region between Landshut and Passau are named after him. Which in turn makes sense, because even during his lifetime Hauptmann was one of the classics of German literature. The author, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912, was born in Silesia, lived there and died there. And yet there is an interesting trail that leads directly from Hauptmann to Lower Bavaria and is still being followed closely, especially in Poland.

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