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HEIN, Jakob
Jakob Hein was bornin Leipzig in 1971 and now lives in Berlin, where he works as medical doctor, specializing in the psychiatry of children, in the city's famous hospitals, the Charité. The sone of Christoph Hein, one of the msot significant writers from East Germany, Jakob Hein discovered storywriting for himself when he was six years old. Among his publications are two collections of short stories published with Piper Verlag. The story in Volume 7, No. 2/3 is taken from his first collection, which ranges from his earliest childhood memories to the last year in high school (which happens to be the year of the Fall of the Wall).

Wir hießen polytechnisch (They Called Us Polytechnic) from Mein erstes T-Shirt (Munich: Piper Verlag, 2001): Vol. 7, No. 2/3

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