Alexander Krützfeldt was born in Achim in 1986. He has contributed to Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Krautreporter, Vice and taz. He is also a curator on piqd.de, where he presents valuable and well-written content from across the web. His widely acclaimed SZ series entitled “Acht Häftlinge” was nominated for several journalism prizes. He lives in Leipzig.
Frank Wenzlow lost the love of his life to cancer. But instead of giving up and wallowing in his grief he founded an association that aims to fulfil people’s last wishes, be they to watch their football team one last time, spend a last Christmas with the family or go on one final trip to the seaside.
Journalist Alexander Krützfeldt accompanied Frank Wenzlow to learn about what moves people when they reach the end of their lives and the hopes and regrets that emerge when they feel that their time has come to leave this life. This remarkable book shows what these last wishes reveal about life in general and about what we can do for ourselves and others. It’s an eye-opening book that encourages us to live in a more conscious, fulfilled way.