It has often been rumoured that Bertolt Brecht, the great German Communist poet, had been severely critical of the East German regime despite his show of Stalinist orthodoxy.
The German magazine Neue Deutsche Hefte (No. 52) now publishes an article by Wolfgang Paul in which a number of previously unpublished remarks and verses of Brecht are quoted. These include a poem written in 1953 about the East Berlin uprisings:
After the uprising o...
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