Mirjam Pressler um 1965 © Familie Pressler

Enlarge image: Auf dem sepiafarbenen Foto schaut ein Mädchen auf Pinseln, im Hintergrund ein Gemälde mit einem Vogel

MIRJAM PRESSLER. Writing her Fate

19 April - 1 Septembre 2024
Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt

This exhibition dedicated to the award-winning painter, translator, and children’s and young adult author Mirjam Pressler invites viewers to immerse themselves in her imaginative world and explore their own personal creativity.
Mirjam Pressler (1940–2019) translated the Diary of Anne Frank from Dutch and works by Amos Oz, Lizzie Doron, Batya Gur, and Zeruya Shalev from Hebrew into German. She also wrote novels for young people. Her books, among them Bitter Chocolate, November Cats, and Malka Mai, are painful personal accounts of fear, loneliness, disability, and food disorders. Yet despite this, they are filled with courage and hope.

Mirjam Pressler’s path toward becoming an award-winning children’s and young adult author and translator was by no means predetermined. Her life began in poverty, loneliness, and violence. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming a painter; later in life she came to writing. With great courage, she took her fate into her own hands and forged a lasting happiness.

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U: 4, 5 (Dom / Römer) Tram: 11, 12, 14 (Römer / Paulskirche)
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WED – THUR 10 am – 10 pm

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