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Literature in Simple Language

Dear Sir or Madam,

Culture and literature for everybody! That is what the literature house in Frankfurt, Germany took up the cause of with their new project. The aim is to make literary texts accessible also in Simple Language. We asked Hauke Hückstädt to tell a little bit more about the project "Frankfurt. This is your story. Literature in Simple Language".

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Nadine Lormis
Editorial Team

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"Hardly any texts by famous authors are specifically written in Simple Language"

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Photo: Hauke Hückstädt; Copyright: Bookster Frankfurt Stephan Jockel
Literature should be accessible to all – including people who depend on texts written in Simple English. A project in Frankfurt, Germany, now wants to make this possible. spoke with Hauke Hückstädt, the director of the Literaturhaus Frankfurt (English: House of Literature Frankfurt) about the "Frankfurt, deine Geschichte. Literatur in Einfacher Sprache" (English: Frankfurt. This is your story. Literature in Simple Language) project.
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Katrin Sickert - That's how she rolls

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Photo: Katrin Sickert; Copyright: Katrin Sickert
That people see the positive skills of others first, and not their shortcomings – that is Katrin Sickerts heartfelt wish. But also traveling is very high on her wish list. She can laugh about many things – and she does it happily and loud. Why compliments and appreciation are important to her and what kind of role for pupils she has in mind, she tells us at
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"We want to provide dignified, intercultural hospice care for people who are seriously ill"

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Photo: Dr. Dharma Raj Bhusal; Copyright: DONG BAN JA
Companionship – that’s the meaning of "Dong Ban Ja", an outpatient intercultural hospice service in Berlin. This project by the Humanist Association of Germany (Humanistischer Verband Deutschland), Berlin-Brandenburg, is devoted to the care of critically and terminally ill persons. The key aspect here is the fact that patients are cared for by caregivers, who speak their language and understand their religious beliefs and culture.
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