I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1942-1945 by Victor Klemperer
English | Mar. 21, 2000 | ISBN: 0375502408 | 558 Pages | PDF | 29.25 MB
"The best written, most evocative, most observant record of daily life in the Third Reich."
-Amos Elon, The New York Times
Victor Klemperer risked his life to preserve these diaries so that he could, as he wrote, "bear witness" to the gathering hor-ror of the Nazi regime. The son of a Berlin rabbi, Klemperer was a German patriot who served with honor during the First World War, married a gentile, and converted to Protestantism. He was a professor of Romance languages at the Dresden Technical Institute, a fine scholar and writer, and an intellectual of a somewhat conservative disposition.