Oskar Panizza (1853-1921), German psychiatrist and writer. For Walter Benjamin, he was a "heretical painter of icons." For Kurt Tucholsky, Panizza, before he went mad, was "the boldest and most dashing, the most brilliant and most revolutionary prophet of his country."
Fritz is the son of a Protestant minister whose church is in a village of eight hundred people. He will discover his life's calling when, having moved to the big city for high school, he sees an astonishing sight in the window of a shop just off a large square.