Henny Brenner was born in 1924 in Dresden and spent the entire war there, obliged to do forced labor with the yellow star. In 1952 she and her family escaped to West Berlin. Since 1953 she has lived in Bavaria.
Barbara Fischer is Professor of German literature at The University of Alabama. She is the author of Nathans Ende?: Von Lessing bis Tabori: zur deutsch-jüdischen Rezeption von “Nathan der Weise” and, with Thomas C. Fox, is the editor of A Companion to the Works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.