Klaus Bednarz at lit.COLOGNE [de] 2007

Klaus Bednarz (6 June 1942 in Falkensee, Province of Brandenburg – 14 April 2015 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) was a German journalist and writer.


Bednarz studied Slavic studies, theatre and Eastern European history at universities in Hamburg, Vienna and Moscow. His dissertation at university was on Russian author Anton Chekhov. Since 1967 Bednarz worked for German television as correspondent in Poland (1971–1977) and in the Soviet Union (1977–1982). Later he was television presenter of the German TV programme Monitor broadcast by Westdeutscher Rundfunk. During these years Bednarz wrote several books on Eastern European countries and the south of South America.





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