Kafka did indeed like the ladies - many of them. And many adored him back. It is no surprise that his last and young lover, Dora Diamant, went with him to share his last year in Berlin. She accompanied him to the sanatorium where he died. She went to the morgue and sat by his body for hours. She had to be restrained from leaping into his grave.
As with his best friend, Max Brod, Kafka charged Dora with destroying all of his manuscripts from Berlin. She apparently carried out part of his request, but the Nazis confiscated many papers from her. The Communists then took those papers and spirited them deeper behind the Iron Curtain. They have yet to be found.
This tour, starting in a week and a half on 29 June, follows Dora and Kafka from Prague to Berlin, with stops along the way. I am told there is even a Kafka CocKtail Party.
1923- Dora Diamant, a Polish, Orthodox Jew. Dora was only 19 when the pair moved to Berlin.
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Following the footsteps of Franz Kafka and Dora Diamant
JUNE 29-JULY 8, 2012
A Romantic European Sleuthing Adventure led by Kafka Project Director, Kathi Diamant.
Visit the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany on a 10-day tour
Join author Kathi Diamant (Kafka’s Last Love) on a unique, once in a lifetime adventure to Eastern Europe, retracing the love story between literary genius Franz Kafka and his last love Dora Diamant, the amazing woman who captured Kafka’s heart and kept his literary flame alive for decades.