The Hans Fallada Archives are situated on the writer’s estate in Carwitz next to the Hans Fallada Museum. Here, scholars can carry out research, and children and young people can take part in projects.
The literary estate of the writer Hans Fallada, which was purchased by the East German Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in 1978, forms the basis of the archives. In 1995, it became the property of the state of Mecklenburg-Western-Pomerania. Among other things, the estate includes the manuscripts of some of Fallada’s novels, such as the handwritten manuscript of his most successful novel Kleiner Mann, was nun? (Little Man, What Now?), correspondence (including some 2000 letters from and to Fallada’s publisher Ernst Rowohlt,) autobiographical and journalistic pieces, reviews and personal documents. This inventory of manuscripts, books, photos and letters has been augmented by the collection of Neubrandenburg’s Literaturzentrum (Literature Centre), which has been in existence since 1971 and, over several decades, has placed further Fallada documents and objects at the public’s disposal. It is particularly due to the support of Anna Ditzen, Fallada’s first wife, and his sons that important archival documents have been collected that provide insights into the writer’s life and work. They include family letters, Fallada’s work-day calendars from 1933 to 1943, and an extensive collection of photographs. Other private individuals have entrusted to the archives documents such as Hans Fallada’s school reports, original handwritten manuscripts (e.g. an early epic love poem), and comprehensive collections of books, including a large number of foreign editions of Fallada’s works. The Literaturzentrum continues to collect newspaper reports, reviews, academic papers and other publications about the writer.
Zum Bohnenwerder 2
17258 Feldberger Seenlandschaft
Archival materials can only be accessed by prior arrangement.
You can contact us by telephone +49395/5719182 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.