Hermann-Hesse-Museum Calw - Tour 13/20

Hermann-Hesse-Museum in Calw

In 1912, Hesse moves to Berne, Switzerland, with his family, where, in 1913, he completes the novel Rosshalde, whose theme is a marriage between artists and the problems this gives rise to.

 

Hermann-Hesse-Museum in Calw

"War is becoming ever more alien to me because it poisons all intelligence," Hesse writes during the First World War. He sets up the "Kriegsgefangenenfürsorge," an organization aiding prisoners of war, in Berne, edits a "library for prisoners of war," and publishes books and newspapers for POWs. Following the death of his father, Hesse undergoes psychotherapy, meets C. G. Jung, and publicly speaks out in favour of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis.