Ljubljana's NUK Hosting Exhibition on Nobel Prize Laureate

CULTURE,  11 Feb 2013  / By STA, T. M.

The Ljubljana-based National and University Library (NUK) will open on Monday evening an exhibition on the work of Romanian-German writer Herta Müller. The display presents Müller's life from her childhood to receiving the Nobel Prize for literature in 2009.

Herta Müller was born in 1953 in a German-minority village Nitzkydorf in Romania and studied German and Romanian languages in Timisoara (Photo:Goethe-Institut Ljubljana)
Herta Müller was born in 1953 in a German-minority village Nitzkydorf in Romania and studied German and Romanian languages in Timisoara (Photo:Goethe-Institut Ljubljana)

Prepared by the Goethe-Institut in Ljubljana, the exhibition - partly in German and partly in Slovenian - includes documents and photos owned by the Müller family and showcases TV interviews with the author.

Herta Müller was born in 1953 in a German-minority village Nitzkydorf in Romania and studied German and Romanian languages in Timisoara.

She was fired as a translator from a factory for refusing to cooperate with the Romanian secret police, and later her books were banned in Romania and she was banished from her home country. She emigrated to Germany with her husband in 1987 and now lives in Berlin.

Apart from the Nobel Prize, she has won several distinguished accolades, including the Kleist and Aristeion prizes, the Berliner Literaturpreis and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Müller, who has four novels and a book of essays translated into Slovenian, was last guest in Ljubljana in 2012 as part of the Fabula literary festival when the city was World Book Capital.

Prior to that, the writer visited the Slovenian capital twice, in the early 1990s and as part of the international Vilenica literary festival in 2002.

Tags: Slovenia, Ljubljana, Herta Müller, National and University Library, exhibition, Goethe-Institut, Nobel Prize




Votena, 22.05.2013 ob 00:51

Slovenians are very against non Slavic cultures and races yes.
Many citizens of Republik Slovenia were before citizens of some non-Slav states. and had desire to live in some slav state.
And they so aufull do not like nothing non-slavic. Because as befreo USA, Argentina, Avstro-Hungarn or other non slavic state citizens. they became some very ethnoccentric, getto rasitic.
And now those, they gave that state and territory there.
I was there is very aufull so anti other cutlures and race orienting, like it is there.

Opinioner, 21.05.2013 ob 23:16

Humanism and Humanity are not acctualy the main subject in Slovenians schools. And others schools they do not aloud on their territory.
They social sciences are morem militaristic, propanganistic andconqueralistic oriented.

Desio, 21.05.2013 ob 23:13

Some people so like to reapeating how native Germans in Slovenia, are occupatros.
Republik Slovenia do not want to recognise Germans as autochtonious people there.
Native people in Carnioal and Styria and Carinthia. Accouding that they are occupators in those countries and persecuting from those regions.
Or they forsing them that sould be Slovenes.
Tehy ahve alredy renamed all those names as that is Slovenia. And calling than native nonslavic people there occupators.
Weard thing they are doing.
I wonder is that ex-Kumrovec political school? Or what weard politics is that/

Desio, 21.05.2013 ob 23:07

Yes there are also today in Republik Slovenia that some Ethnic Slovenes very represing German paople and German nationals.
It is sad thing that.
How sad is that, that for some people is sense of life , represing other people.

Pensionist, 27.04.2013 ob 20:45

In where is today Slovenia was like that.
When after 1918. That territory was given to Kindom of Srbs, Croats and Slovenes(basicaly all territory up to Reiver Sava to Alps) And have took ower that territory army and authorities of kindom of Srbs, Croats and Slovenes. Many ethnic Germans left that territory or and had to left. But after 1919 ethnic Germans still had minority rights, on that territory.
But after 1941 and such a quick capitulation and conquring of that territoey, afcouse first were blamed for that Ethnic Germans and ethnic Italians who lived on that territory before 1941, in firts Yougoslvia. Because they even welcomed German and Italian army to came here. Not that they would fight against that.
So after 1945, when that territory were taken back from Red army and Titos partisans, was huge campagn against ethnic Germans and Italians, and persecution of tham, and was created on west border of Yugoslavia, Republik Slovenia. Mainly were ethnic Germans and Italians on that territory were blamed for such an easy invisation from west in 1941. And than punisment after 1945, with persecution of them from here(at least migority).
After 1945, ethnic Germans, have no minority reights any more on that territory. And was estavlished, Slavic administratiove unit, Republik Slovenia on the west border of Yugolslavia and east Block. But till 1991, ethnic Germans still had working class rights, on that territory. After 1991 they lost also those. New independent state Republik Slovenia didn't gave no minority rights to ethnic Germans in and after 1991. So ethnic Germans have to go yes, if the want to claim and have some rights, to Avstria or Germany. Also Italinas. Italians did get minority rights in 3 municipalities of Republik Slovenia. In those which were independent territory of Trieste. In Adtriatic sea cities. And Hungarians have minoirty rights in 3 manicipularities in border og Hungary. Slovenia have 211 municipularities.
So basicaly mainly on all territory of that relatively small state, have rights only slavs. It is just border pas of ex-Yugoslvia west-north Border, and border pas od ex-east Block formation.

Lawyer, 26.04.2013 ob 22:28

I were not acctualy said that is persecution, More violatinos human rights to minorities. In Republik Slovenia ethnic Germans just have no rights.
If they want to have more rights(or rights) have to go elsewhere.
Republik Slovenia accoring it's laws guarantee rights only to ethnic Slovens. Or here you have right to be Slovene, if you are not, you have to go for some rights elsewhere, to some other state, where you can have according their laws more rights as ethnic nonSlav. It is international recognised that territy as homeland of Slovene people from year 1992. And that is how is writen also in Republik Slovenian constitution.

Persecuted minoritie, 26.04.2013 ob 18:43

In Slovenia Germans don't have minority rights. It is one of the rare countries there where ethnic Germans do not have minority rights. German language in Republik Slovenia have no protection under the Republik Slovenia laws nowhere on its state territory.

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