Celebrations on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Heinrich Böll

100th Birthday Heinrich Böll Enlarge image (© Deutsche Botschaft) 100th Birthday Heinrich Böll Enlarge image (© Deutsche Botschaft)

On December 21, 2017, the Nobel laureate Heinrich Böll would have been 100 years old. The Goethe Zentrum Phnom Penh and the Heinrich Böll Foundation celebrated this day in the Metahouse. Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten reminded in his speech of the work and the social relevance of Heinrich Böll in the then still young Federal Republic of Germany. He also showed what can still be learned from the author's commitment today.