I Shall Bear Witness: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-41: v.1: I Shall Bear Witness, 1933-41
Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1999
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.
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