Works as an artist in the occupied Germany


After the war, Lotman completed another year and a half of mandatory service in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany. He worked as an artist in the regimental theatre. During his trips to Berlin, he would attend exhibitions and performances.

Joonistus Lotmani päevikust 20.11.1946 / A sketch in Lotman's diary from November 20, 1946 (source: Juri Lotman's Repository)

Throughout his life he exercised his talent as a sketch artist, making random sketches during meetings and giving his cartoon drawings to friends (Kuzovkina and Daniel 2016).