The publicist, satirist and sculptor Hans A. Nikel is dead. The inventor and publisher of the satirical magazine “Pardon” had already died on Thursday at the age of 88 years in Bad Homburg after a long illness, informed his widow and a friend of the family, the German press Agency on Monday evening.
The upper Silesia-born Nikel came after the Second world war, according to Frankfurt. He worked as a Journalist for the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and “Frankfurter Rundschau”. At the same time, he studied with the philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, the protagonists of the Frankfurt school. In 1954 he founded with Erich Bärmeier a joint publishing project.
1962 starts “Pardon me”
The magazine “Pardon,” both in 1962. The hallmark of the literary-satirical magazine was a representation of the Frankfurter signer F. K. Waechter, in a black little devil raises his hat. With biting Humor, accompanied by a “Pardon” of the social developments of the 60s and 70s.
in 1980, was sold to the magazine and two years later set. Nikel continued his studies and graduated with a thesis on the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart. He then worked as a sculptor. One of his bronze sculptures bears the title “heaven & earth”.