The Kleist File

  • 7 10
  • 2010
  • 51min

In 1811, two bodies were found shot in Lake Wannsee, near Berlin. The German poet Kleist and a woman. What is known about these mysterious deaths more than two hundred years later?


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The Kleist File. The mystery of the dead poet

The death at Wannsee Lake – a spectacular case that has, to date, continued to disturb and fascinate the ensuing ages. 

The German poet Kleist was found shot – what is that supposed to mean? What exactly happened at Wannsee Lake that afternoon on November 21st, 1811? 

Who shot Kleist? What is known about the woman that died with him?

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