Cemetery whispers 4

10/3/24 in Rostock

The fight against apparent death - the poet Friederike Kempner, © Sibylle Runge

The next dates:

  • Thursday, Oct 3, 202419:00 - 21:00 clock
Guided Tours & Tours

"Of rescue bells, tongue pullers and morgues"

She is a Fräulein and has been one all her life. Some people ridiculed her because of her unintentional humor, others respected her commitment to social welfare, her fight against anti-Semitism and apparent death. The Silesian poet Friederike Kempner (1828-1904) stood out as an example when people were worried that they might be buried alive.

On April 13, 2023, she will be reporting live for the first time about her time, her efforts and the innovations that gave rise to this fear. Doctors, physicists and scientists all tried to put an end to apparent death by launching wild inventions to better determine death and rescue people from the grave. But how or from what did this fear arise? And what does the advent of electricity have to do with it? Why were tongue pullers and nipple pinchers needed, what do Hans Christian Andersen, Bertolt Brecht, Alfred Nobel and Dostoyevsky have in common and what does a corpse keeper do? All these questions will be answered during this illustrious tour.

Rostock cemetery, Satower Str. 16

Start: 7 p.m. (duration: approx. 2 hours)

Cost: 15 euros per person plus booking fee

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Event dates
  • Thursday, Oct 3, 2024 19:00 - 21:00 clock
Event Location

New cemetery

Satower Straße 16
18059 Rostock

Contact the organiser

Cemetery Whisper - Dr. Anja Kretschmer

18209 Bad Doberan

+49 15156333549


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