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Tulla Pokriefke, one of the survivors of the tragedy, cannot find words to describe what she saw on the ship as the torpedoes hit: Gntter a altura dele para mim.

Crabwalk by Günter Grass

I found this was a very quick read. The “incident” at the center of this book is not well known – I learned about it only recently in the pages of Max Hastings’ excellent Armageddon, The Battle for Germany, By then, the German Democratic Republic had done its best to destroy the memorials to Gustloff in Schwerin.

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Es ist das dritte Buch das ich von Grass gelesen habe. But she also has self-knowledge and a sharp tongue to go with it — when Paul visits on 20 April he is grasx with the words: The narrator of the story is a hack journalist graass is reluctantly drawn into researching the unusual circumstances gntter his birth, In a lifeboat, after the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by a Russian sub in Germany apparently tried to keep the disaster under wraps so as not to demoralize the German populace.


Paperbackpages. I think that we can all acknowledge that many Germans died because of Hitler’s insane actions. Germans were victims too–a different perspective. Peak District linguist writes on books in English, German and Spanish, on literary events and on translation.

Posted on June 15, by mandywight. Like cancers, totalitarian and fascist systems infect society, then go into remission, come and go. Never will it end.

I started skimming parts. Grass, after all, is the grasss from Danzig who has always understood why his beloved city became Gdansk, and never missed a chance to attack the fantasies hatched in the expellee organisations.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Influenced by his grandmother, he opens a website, remembering the sinking of the “Gustloff”, even praising the Nazi system. The novel deals with the sinking of the German ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, on 30th Januarytorpedoed by a Russian submarine, and the resultant loss of life.

He married in and since lived in Berlin as well graxs part-time in Schleswig-Holstein.

View all 9 comments. As he has in much of his work, Grass examines the consequences of generations of Germans failing to confront the past.

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Ich bin sehr zufrieden dass es vorbei ist. She also supplies Konny with the weapon which he uses in the murder, after he is threatened by neo-Nazi skinheads.


Crabwalk is clearly not one of the better efforts by Gunter Grass whose Tin Drum is one of the great classics of 20th Century literature. Grass’ message in particular addresses the after-war generation s. When her attempts to persuade her son to write about the disaster fail, she turns her attention instead to her grandson.

Return to Book Page. And when the GDR collapses Tulla does well out of the economic transition.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The f This is a story of Germany’s struggle to understand its fractious and uncomfortable past. He found it in the strong character of Tulla, 18 at the time of the disaster, who epitomizes the successful survivor and practical realist of her generation.

The story revolves around a silly happening in today’s world where the Internet exists and is a common modality for communication. In the fictional family in this book, three generations are marked by the suppression of the story of the Wilhelm Gustloff. He certainly needs it. Nov 09, Linda rated it really liked it.

Paul just doesn’t want to know. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Moreover Crabwalk could have been better planned and better written.