Dreams [Träume]


Eich, whose work is based on poetry he has written with the same title, and clearly influenced by Freudian theories of dream interpretation, is a radio play that contains an initial “dream” that describes how Jews and other prisoners were transported to the concentration camps in horrific railroad cars and how this dream is a recurrent nightmare in post-war Germany.
Format: Radio play


Original or Prominent Production: Braodcast on radio play programs in 1951–1952
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: German
English Language Translator: Michael Hofmann

In German Radio Plays: Jurgen Becker, Gunter Eich, Peter Handke, and others, Continuum (Bloomsbury Publishing)