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Online Book Launch 29 April


German Prisoners of the Great War. Life in a Yorkshire Camp edited by Anne Buckley was published by Pen & Sword on 9 February 2021

An online book launch organised by Skipton Town Hall and Skipton Library is being held on 29 April at 7pm.

Speakers include:

Actor Wolf Kahler, whose grandfather Fritz Sachsse was the senior German officer in the camp and who compiled the book written by the German prisoners, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton, will share memories of his grandfather and read from his foreword to the book.

Sylvia Reineke, whose grandfather Heinrich Haase was one of the orderlies in the camp, will talk about her grandfather’s life after the First World War and read a section from the book about the experiences of the orderlies in the camp.

Charlotte Smith and Sabine Schlüter, who were part of the team of 30 translators, will discuss some of the challenges they faced when translating the century-old German text. They will each read an extract from their section of the book.

Anne Buckley, Lecturer in German & Translation Studies at the University of Leeds and Skipton resident, will talk about her role in leading the project to produce an English translation of Kriegsgefangen in Skipton and describe the research into the camp and the men.

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