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Victor Klemperer

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A professor of Romance languages in Dresden, Victor Klemperer wrote several major works on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature before he was expelled from his post in 1935. He lived through the war in Dresden with his wife, Eva. Klemperer's secret diaries were thought for many years to have been lost or suppressed by the Communist authorities of East Germany, where Klemperer lived after the war. He wife deposited them after his death in 1960 in the Dresden Landesarchiv, where they remained until they were uncovered by Victor Nowojski, a former pupil, who edited and transcribed them for publication in Germany... Read More

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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941
Written by Victor Klemperer
Introduction by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 15, 1999
Price: $18.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

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... Read more >
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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942-1945
Written by Victor Klemperer


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $18.00

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... Read more >
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