Short Messages Die Fliesen der Heilandskirche Sacrow

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Edited by: Ulrike Willingmann, Lars Wiedemann, Dietmar Peikert Photographs: Lars Wiedemann Texts by: Angelika Kaltenbach, Hanns Zischler German 2023, 336 Pages, 146 Ills. Paperback 150mm x 150mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5586-3

Located on the banks of the River Havel, the Church of the Redeemer in Sacrow ,near Berlin, holds a hitherto undiscovered treasure: its blue tiles contain messages for eternity. Who wrote "Carpe Diem" here a few years before the end of World War II? Who carved "We stood here many a night and no one thought of us"?
 On the blue glazed tiles with their floral pattern, built by Ludwig Persius in 1844, 150 years of German history can be found in short messages. Written in German, English or Russian, noted down in Sütterlin or Latin script, they range from everyday scribbles to historical landmarks from the time of the Second World War to the division of Germany.
Short Messages offers a chronicle of these unique inscriptions that is as detailed as it is charming. Documented in photographs by Lars Wiedemann, the magic of this place is told in texts by Angelika Kaltenbach and Hanns Zischler.