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lit.COLOGNE 2021

Thu. 10 June 2021 - 19:00

Okay, Thanks, Ciao – A story of friendship and homelessness Katja Hübner in conversation with Bettina Rust

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Okay, Thanks, Ciao – A story of friendship and homelessness Katja Hübner in conversation with Bettina Rust


Streaming from Hamburg

In May 2017, Katja Hübner meets a helpless young man in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel district. He lives rough in the patch of grass in front of her building and the words “Okay, Thanks, Ciao” are initially his only reaction to the cigarettes Hübner gives him. She does not know how to help a homeless person and if he even wants help. Nevertheless, she resolves to get Marc off the street before winter. She learns the story of his life and his suffering, and about his past as a musician. She makes contact with his family and eventually with the psychiatrist Prof. Thomas Bock, who teaches her a lot about gestalt psychology and the consequences of mental illness. This is an impressive tale of life’s pitfalls, the power of helping and the possibility of a second chance in life. We are presenting this event in collaboration with the Cologne Bahnhofsmission, a charitable organization for helping those in need at the rail station. It will be hosted by Bettina Rust.


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Bettina Rust

Since 2002, Bettina Rust has hosted the two-hour-long show…


Katja Hübner

Katja Hübner was born in Darmstadt, studied communication design in…



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Okay, danke, ciao! Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft und Obdachlosigkeit

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