About Hans Keilson
Hans Keilson was born in Bad Freienwalde in 1909 and died aged 101 in May 2011. His novel Das Leben geht weiter was the last debut by a Jewish author to be published by S. Fischer, in 1933. Hans Keilson left Germany for the Netherlands in 1936, and spent the rest of his life there. A writer and psychoanalyst, Hans Keilson was one of the very few authors to provide an outstanding analysis of the emotional, political and cultural consequences of the Nazi era in his vivid language and literature. His rather quiet and subtle, sometimes comical but always deeply human depictions of his characters and their existential and historical experiences stand in great contrast to the loud turmoil of the twentieth century. A great writer and a far-sighted analyst. S. Fischer published a two-volume edition of his works in 2005.