Lore Berger

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Lore Berger
Born Lenore Berger
(1921-12-17)17 December 1921
Died 14 August 1943(1943-08-14) (aged 21)
Occupation Author, translator
Language German
Nationality Swiss
Education University of Basel
Notable works Der barmherzige Hügel, 1943

Lore Berger (* 17 December 1921 in Basel; † 14 August 1943) was a Swiss writer who committed suicide at the age of 22.


Berger was born in Basel to a family of teachers. In 1939 she entered the University of Basel. During World War II served in the army. At that time she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Her first novel, Der barmherzige Hügel, was written in 1943 for a literary competition.[1] Lore Berger committed suicide on 14 August 1943 at the age of 21. Her book was published after her death. In 1981 the book was adapted by a German film director Beat Kuert into a movie “Die Zeit ist böse”.[2]


  1. ^ Lore Berger in Bibliomedia
  2. ^ NY Times review. “Die Zeit Is Bose”