Norbert Scheuer Tue, 17th March 2020, 8:00 pm Winter bees Literature Early 1944: Egidius Arimond, a Latin teacher who had been discharged from the teaching profession at an early age, is in grave danger: because of his women’s stories, his epilepsy – but above all because of his daring attempts to rescue Jews in prepared hives into occupied Belgium. At the same time British and American bombers are circling over the Eifel. Arimond’s situation becomes almost hopeless when he is no longer receiving medication, begins an affair with the district leader’s wife and is finally denounced to the Gestapo. Different levels are impressively intertwined: that of the solidarity-oriented bee colony and that of the violent NS state. Norbert Scheuer lives in the Eifel. His novel Die Sprache der Vögel (The Language of Birds) (2015) was highly praised; he received the Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize for winter bees in 2019. Hint Dear Guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the City of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain corona virus infections, all events at the DAI Heidelberg will be cancelled from March 13 to April 19, 2020 inclusive. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking office.