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I Shall Bear Witness : The Diaries Of Victor Klemperer 1933-41 - Victor Klemperer

I Shall Bear Witness

The Diaries Of Victor Klemperer 1933-41

Paperback Published: 6th May 1999
ISBN: 9780753806845
Number Of Pages: 672

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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. 'This extraordinary book describes in detail, and with unparalleled force and clarity, what it was like to live in Germany under Nazism. The historical record is very much the richer for it' David Pryce-Jones, Financial Times

I can't remember when I read a more engrossing book -- Antonia Fraser * SUNDAY TIMES *

ISBN: 9780753806845
ISBN-10: 0753806843
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 6th May 1999
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1