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The German Centre, founded in 1924, was able to host an International Congress in Berlin in 1926, as a sign of its reintegration into the international community after the First World War. A few months after the onset of the National Socialist dictatorship in 1933 – the most significant German authors had already left the country or were preparing to emigrate – the German delegation was confronted at the International PEN Congress in Ragusa with the assumption that they, as Hitler-followers, were hardly in the position to observe the PEN Charter; in 1934 the liquidation of the German Centre was announced. 

Centre allemand

Le Centre allemand, fondé en 1924, a pu accueillir un congrès international à Berlin en 1926, en signe de sa réintégration dans la communauté internationale après la Première Guerre mondiale. Quelques mois après le début de la dictature nationale-socialiste en 1933 – les auteurs allemands les plus importants avaient déjà quitté le pays ou se préparaient à émigrer – la délégation allemande a dû faire face, lors du congrès de PEN International à Raguse, à l’affirmation selon laquelle les membres du Centre, en tant que partisans de Hitler, n’étaient guère en mesure de respecter la Charte du PEN ; en 1934, la liquidation du Centre allemand a été annoncée.

Centro Alemán

El Centro Alemán fue fundado en 1924 y pudo acoger un Congreso Internacional en Berlín en 1926, como signo de su reincorporación a la comunidad internacional tras la Primera Guerra Mundial.  Unos meses después del inicio de la dictadura nacionalsocialista en 1933 —los autores alemanes más importantes ya habían abandonado el país o se preparaban para emigrar—, la delegación alemana en el Congreso de PEN Internacional en Ragusa se encontró con que se presuponía que, como seguidores de Hitler, difícilmente estaban en condiciones de respetar el Acta Constitutiva de PEN. En 1934, se anunció la liquidación del Centro Alemán. 

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1 Hamid Skif

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2 Writers in Exile Anthology event

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3 Resolution supporting Václav Havel

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4 The Hermann Kesten Award

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5 Regula Venske with former presidents

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6 Writers-In-Exile programme scholars

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7 Svetlana Alexievich

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8 Annual Conference 2018

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9 Yamen Hussein

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10 Für Das Wort Campaign

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11 Freedom of the Press in Turkey event

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12 Gioconda Belli receiving Hermann Kesten Award

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13 Grünzweig recieving Kurt Sigel Award 2018

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1 “The challenge is to transform this club idea into a 21st century NGO, while remaining a literary club”
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