Picture credits: Elli Lechner – Momma, Stiftung gegen Rassismus. City of Leipzig: https://www.leipzig.de/jugend-familie-und-soziales/auslaender-und-migranten/migration-und-integration/interkultureller-und-interreligioeser-dialog/internationale-wochen-gegen-rassismus.


Internationale Wochen gegen Rassismus / International Weeks against racism

11 – 24 March 2024


The 21. “Weeks against Racism” presents a diverse programme of events from film screenings and workshops, public readings to presentations by different people and organizations.


Historische Leipziger Ostermesse / Leipzig historic Easter market

27.03.2024-01.04.2024, closed on Friday 29.03.2024 (public holiday), 10 am to 8pm

Leipziger Marktplatz / Market Square


The Leipzig historic Easter market is set up in the Market Square with a variety of stands, including taverns serving drinks, stands serving different foods to try, and musicians and jugglers who offer entertainment. The Leipzig historic Easter market has something to offer for everyone and invites you to join and enjoy the activities.


Hell and Paradise. Amsterdam, Querido and German Exile Literature.

Showcase Exhibition, German Museum of Books and Writing

Starts 20 March 2024 (ongoing until January 2025)


“The exhibition “Hell and Paradise” tells the story of the German publishing company Querido Verlag and the people who left their mark on it. The two publishers and their most important authors, among them Klaus Mann, Anna Seghers, Irmgard Keun, Vicki Baum, Lion Feuchtwanger and Joseph Roth, are profiled together with their texts and the stories of their exile in the Netherlands. For all of them, Querido and Amsterdam were a paradise in which the exiled writers were – at least temporarily – safe from persecution and their books were in good hands. Yet they were also a hell, since a feeling of hopelessness dominated the writers’ lives. This ambivalence is explored throughout the exhibition. “

“The exhibition is curated by author and journalist Bettina Baltschev. It will open as part of the 2024 Leipzig Book Fair, where Flanders and the Netherlands will be the guests of honour.”