Literature Center Neubrandenburg e.V.
In 1968, the writer Brigitte Reimann moved from the sober new town of Hoyerswerda to the friendlier Neubrandenburg with its old gates, churches and medieval ramparts. She had had success with her books "Die Frau am Pranger," "Auskunft im Alltag," and "Die Geschwister," and had now been working for several years on her novel "Franziska Linkerhand," which she called her "first and only decent book" that she was determined to finish. Shortly before the move, she had undergone cancer surgery for the first time. Until her death in 1973, the writer lived, interrupted by hospital stays, at 6 Gartenstrasse in Neubrandenburg, in the ground-floor apartment of an old, small villa with a bay window, terrace and romantic garden. This former home of Brigitte Reimann was to be converted into a house of literature for the city. But the building collapsed during renovation work and had to be completely demolished. The new building of the Brigitte Reimann Literature House, designed by Neubrandenburg architect Sonni Bock, now stands on this site. A permanent exhibition commemorates Brigitte Reimann. From her estate, which the city of Neubrandenburg acquired in 1995, pictures, documents, furniture and her library are on display. There is the possibility to watch the film "Arrival and Farewell" about the Neubrandenburg years of Brigitte Reimann.