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In the brand new episode of Everything mentioned?the endless podcast of ZEIT, the visitor is the award-winning competition organizer Birgit Lohmeyer, who organizes Jamel rockt den Förster.

She has lived together with her husband Horst Lohmeyer on the Jamel forest farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 2004 and has already obtained eleven awards for her social dedication, together with the Paul Spiegel Prize for Zivilcourage and the Humanism Prize for Human Rights.

The couple has been organizing the Jamel rockt den Förster music competition since 2014. It began as a non-public occasion with 30 company, however has developed right into a nationally recognized occasion for an open society with a number of thousand contributors. Musicians equivalent to Herbert Grönemeyer, the Toten Hosen, Danger Dan, Marteria, Igor Levit and Casper have already carried out there free of charge.

In the podcast, Birgit Lohmeyer talks concerning the every day conflicts together with her right-wing neighbors – together with an arson assault on her farm. She describes her sheltered childhood and her wild years in St. Pauli and her experiences with the State politics in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Birgit Lohmeyer was born in Hamburg in 1958, studied instructional sciences and labored as a certified trainer in habit prevention and counseling within the Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties. She is also called a criminal offense author and was awarded one of the best crime quick story of the yr in 2001. After three hours and 41 minutes, Birgit Lohmeyer ends the dialog, as a result of that may be an excessive amount of for Everything mentioned? solely the visitor.