Oliver Sturm: Die Umsiedler
Based on a novel by Arno Schmidt
More than 13 million refugees were displaced in the years after the Second World War. They had to be cared for in emergency shelters by their own compatriots. But they were not welcome. Arno Schmidt captures this inner German xenophobia in his short novel Die Umsiedler. Directed by Oliver Sturm, the radio play version contrasts Schmidt's metaphorical wit and verbal power with documentary material of the time, taking on an alarming topicality. In German.