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Like a pearl in children’s radio

The journalist and children’s radio author Gitti Czirr is dead.

Brigitte alias Gitti Czirr ©private

Brigitte alias Gitti Czirr

Born 1955 – November 25, 2022

Her passion as a journalist was for the phenomena of everyday culture. Whether paper, flour, straw or holes – Brigitte Czirr knew how to explain the world to children. This morning, Gitti Czirr, as her friends called her, passed away from a chronic illness. She was 67 years old. I was one of her friends. I will miss her.

Her features and magazine contributions for the children’s radio program Kakadu (Cockadoo) of Deutschlandradio/Deutschlandfunkkultur (German Radio) were colorful and funny, cheeky to curious, always elaborately produced and garnished with lots of music. Gitti Czirr has received several awards for her ingenuity, the artistic dramaturgy and her child-friendly implementation also of complex topics. In 2003, for example, she received the Journalism Prize of the German Nutrition Society in the radio category for her feature “Stulle, Bemme oder Schnitte – unser täglich Brot” (“Meals, bread or sandwiches – our daily bread”).

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