Alfred Wolfsohn: Banishing the Stench of the World
by Ralf Peters, Stimmfeld, 2022.
A bilingual (German/English) collection of notes from German singing teacher’s collected manuscripts.
CAIRH association member and teacher Ralf Peters has edited and published a first book drawing from the writings of Alfred Wolfsohn.
Based on Ralf’s readings over the last couple of years Banishing the Stench of the World is a bilingual (German/English) collection of notes from German singing teacher’s collected manuscripts. In these he formulates his memories of Germany and his experiences as a German Jew during the Holocaust and as a soldier in the first world war.
“Already at that time I saw with my own eyes the concentration camp spirit executed by representatives of Prussian noble men in prisoner-of-war camps. However hardly anyone understood that this could make a man sick. But I knew very well that I was not the sick one, I was the healthy one who did not comply with what most people did, who could forget, who went along with the demands of the day under the naïve assumption that there was peace and everything was fine and as it should be. ”
The book is available worldwide and can be purchased here.
It will also be available for purchase at the CAIRH office in Malérargues soon.
Proceeds from sales will go to the Cologne based association stimmfeld that financed the publication. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book in Malérargues will be donated to the CAIRH archive La Mémoire
More about Ralf Peters work:
www.stimmfeld.de (german and english)
was born in 1964 in Germany. He is an extended voice and performance artist, a doctor of philosophy (Thesis: “The knowledge of doing/acting“ “Das Wissen vom Handeln“ Köln 2000). He works regularly in Germany, France, Switzerland, and has also taught and performed in Italy, UK, China, Taiwan.