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Otfried Preußler along with his grandchildren Martin and Sabine, round 1983
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Sabine Volk is Otfried Preußler's eldest granddaughter. In a visitor article, she describes how she was capable of speak to him about his previous within the Nazi state and what he remained silent about.

WWhen my daughter Felicitas, Otfried Preußler's eldest great-grandchild, thinks of her great-grandfather, the very first thing she remembers is how he whistled by means of his enamel on the espresso desk on the terrace of the seniors' residence in Prien am Chiemsee with out even making a face . She watched him with vast eyes, amazed at how precisely he was doing it. Could he do magic?

My grandfather, with whom I had a really shut and heat relationship for over thirty years, cherished to make kids's eyes gentle up. That was his biggest reward and his biggest private happiness. My love for him and my admiration for many of his literary work are limitless. I owe him quite a bit, not least my very existence.