This book of childhood memories by Walter Benjamin is one of the most beautiful autobiographical works of the 20th century and at the same time a key text of modernity. In prose miniatures or snap-shots Benjamin describes his childhood in Berlin at the turn of the century, on which, in retrospect, the shadow of exile is already falling.

Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert by Walter Benjamin has been translated into Romanian by Andrei Anastasescu and published under the title Copilărie berlineză la 1900 by Humanitas, Bucharest.