i will bear witness a diary of the nazi years 1933 1941

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I Will Bear Witness 1933 1941

Author : Victor Klemperer
ISBN : 9780375753787
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts daily life under the Nazis from Hitler's rise to power to the eve of World War II, describing the gradual tightening of Nazi control over every aspect of his life

I Will Bear Witness Volume 1

Author : Victor Klemperer
ISBN : 9780399589072
Genre : History
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The publication of Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. "In its cool, lucid style and power of observation," said The New York Times, "it is the best written, most evocative, most observant record of daily life in the Third Reich." I Will Bear Witness is a work of literature as well as a revelation of the day-by-day horror of the Nazi years. A Dresden Jew, a veteran of World War I, a man of letters and historian of great sophistication, Klemperer recognized the danger of Hitler as early as 1933. His diaries, written in secrecy, provide a vivid account of everyday life in Hitler's Germany. What makes this book so remarkable, aside from its literary distinction, is Klemperer's preoccupation with the thoughts and actions of ordinary Germans: Berger the greengrocer, who was given Klemperer's house ("anti-Hitlerist, but of course pleased at the good exchange"), the fishmonger, the baker, the much-visited dentist. All offer their thoughts and theories on the progress of the war: Will England hold out? Who listens to Goebbels? How much longer will it last? This symphony of voices is ordered by the brilliant, grumbling Klemperer, struggling to complete his work on eighteenth-century France while documenting the ever- tightening Nazi grip. He loses first his professorship and then his car, his phone, his house, even his typewriter, and is forced to move into a Jews' House (the last step before the camps), put his cat to death (Jews may not own pets), and suffer countless other indignities. Despite the danger his diaries would pose if discovered, Klemperer sees it as his duty to record events. "I continue to write," he notes in 1941 after a terrifying run-in with the police. "This is my heroics. I want to bear witness, precise witness, until the very end." When a neighbor remarks that, in his isolation, Klemperer will not be able to cover the main events of the war, he writes: "It's not the big things that are important, but the everyday life of tyranny, which may be forgotten. A thousand mosquito bites are worse than a blow on the head. I observe, I note, the mosquito bites." This book covers the years from 1933 to 1941. Volume Two, from 1941 to 1945, will be published in 1999.

A Study Guide For Victor Klemperer S I Will Bear Witness A Diary Of The Nazi Years 1933 1945

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Victor Klemperer's "I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years,1933-1945," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

I Shall Bear Witness

Author : Victor Klemperer
ISBN : 9781780226750
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A publishing sensation in German, the publication of Victor Klemperer's diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was by 1933 a professor of languages at Dresden. Over the next decade he, like other German Jews, lost his job, his house and many of his friends. Throughout, he remained loyal to his country, determined not to emigrate, and convinced that each successive Nazi act against the Jews must be the last. Saved for much of the war from the Holocaust by his marriage to a gentile, he was able to escape in the aftermath of the Allied bombing of Dresden and survived the remaining months of the war in hiding. Throughout, Klemperer kept a diary. Shocking and moving by turns, it is a remarkable and important document.

Life And Death In The Third Reich

Author : Peter Fritzsche
ISBN : 0674027930
Genre : History
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A scholar deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip in a critical analysis that examines the efforts of Germans to adjust to new racial identities, to believe in the necessity of war, and to accept the dynamic of unconditional destruction.

Edinburgh German Yearbook 8

Author : Peter Davies
ISBN : 9781571135971
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New perspectives on the relationship - or the perceived relationship - between the German language and the causes, nature, and legacy of National Socialism and the Shoah.

I Will Bear Witness Volume 2

Author : Victor Klemperer
ISBN : 9780399589089
Genre : History
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Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942, the year the Final Solution was formally proposed, and carries us through to the Allied bombing of Dresden and Germany's defeat.

Waking To Danger Americans And Nazi Germany 1933 1941

Author : Robert A. Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780313385032
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This intriguing study is the first comprehensive survey of American public opinion about Nazi Germany in the prewar years. • Numerous quotations from prominent individuals and reports from contemporary newspapers and periodicals • 15 photographs • A bibliography

Mujeres En El Holocausto

Author : Lenore J. Weitzman
ISBN : 9707222786
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Author : Samuel Totten
ISBN : 0313346429
Genre : Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
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Over 600 terms identify and explain the history and suffering of ethnic and religious groups experiencing genocide throughout the world. The people, places, governments, agencies, documents, legal terms, and all other aspects of genocide are defined for new students and scholars alike.

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