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I Shall Bear Witness: The Diaries Of Victor Klemperer 1933-41 Kindle Edition
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With hindsight we know what is in store for the Klemperers. We know all about the Holocaust and the death camps. It is so much more touching then to read of his concerns about his newly purchased second hand car and his difficulties in learning to drive. Simultaneously we read of the mundane daily issues of life : buying shoes or fending off the cold against the backdrop of the speaches by Hitler and the steadily rising anti semitic climate in Germany. Victor takes us with him through the years from 1933 until 1941 . His style of writing reflects his background in literature. Simultaneously he is fiercely obsessed with what he will eat while being dismayed at the disintegration of society. His story is utterly sad. We feel embarrassed at his treatment by his erstwhile neighbours and friends .Read more ›
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Arrived in good time for a gift. I have heard good things about these diaries.Published 3 months ago by Emma
Amazing book showing the day to day life of a Jew leading up to ww2. The Jews treat the zionists with the same contempt as they did the nazis, but sadly these days all we ever here... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Groucho
One of the last families to leave Vienna in WWII. Character-driven explaining all their reasons for their actions - tear-jerking stuff but noble too. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lindsey Clare Gee-Turner
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