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Rudolf Fischer

Wolfgang Schreyer, Franz Fühmann and Rudolf Fischer
Born Rudolf Fischer
March 6, 1901(1901-03-06)
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Died June 4, 1957 (aged 56)
Dresden, East Germany
Occupation Writer
Nationality German
Citizenship East German
Writing period 1950s
Genres Prose
Subjects Socialist Realism
Notable work(s) Martin Hoop IV
Notable award(s) Heinrich Mann Prize

Rudolf Fischer (March 6, 1901 – June 4, 1957) was a German author.


Rudolf Fischer was born in Dresden. He came from a working class family. After he had taken the Abitur in 1921, he worked as a salesman. He would become unemployed and later was employed as a Mail carrier. Since World War II, Fischer suffered with health problems which continued in the post war era. He began writing narratives and experienced the demands of state jobs of East Germany. He worked as a face worker in the Zwickau coal mines as a source of studying. He received the 1956 Heinrich Mann Prize. He died in Dresden in 1957.

Rudolf Fischer would be known mainly for his novel "Martin Hoop IV" on of the East German critics highest praised work of socialist realism in which the authentic collapse through sabotage set off a firedamp in the Zwickau Mine Four from the year 1952 and would described its consequences.


  • Martin Hoop IV, Berlin 1955
  • Dem Unbekannten auf der Spur (The Unknown from the Trail), Berlin 1956

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This article incorporates information from the revision as of July 18th, 2008 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


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