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on 6 September 2015
These were recommended by a reader of history in the family. I have read both volumes and believe my understanding of the period is greatly expanded. These volumes were gifts to another reader of history in the family who requested them. I think that makes 3 recommendations.

Klemperer describes events and his own experiences but especially the language used by the regime to inculcate (sic) the Nazi world view. The repeated lie becomes, if not true, at least indisputable.
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on 5 October 2014
Deppressing but interesting book , you can really see the creeping actions of the State and their Affects on the population as well as the populations fear of Not Responding or actively cooperating !! Frighteningly can be seen in todays society !!
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on 28 September 2017
Victor was there. Victor was the voice of sanity in a dystopic nightmare.
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on 27 February 2015
The book's font size was so small I found it unreadable (excep perhaps in sunlight with magnifying glass?). Had to return unfortunately and reorder as Kindle format where font size can be adjusted.
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on 5 June 2010
This diary is a compelling and moving account of life inside Germany in World War II: Klemperer's desire to bear witness is realised. It is not an easy read, but it is well worth persevering. I found it very difficult to put down. I would recommend reading the volume of diaries covering the years 1933 to 1941 before reading this volume, since the earlier book covers the deterioration of Klemperers life as the Nazi's impact on more and more aspects of his life, and therefore puts the later volume into perspective, as well as providing more of the "story".
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