To the Bitter End

To the Bitter End The Diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1942-45

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Publisher's Synopsis

The international bestselling record of a German Jew in Nazi Germany.

'Deserves to stand beside the diary of Anne Frank as a day-to-day description of the sufferings of the victims of Hitler's evil regime' EVENING STANDARD

'Few English readers will fail to be moved as I was - ultimately to the point of tears' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Packed with vivid observation, profound reflection ... they find hope, dignity and even tart humour in the jaws of hell' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

A sensation when first published, this is one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was by 1933 a professor of languages in Dresden. Over the next decade he lost his job, his house and many of his friends, even his cat, as Jews were not allowed to own pets. 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, for a Jew in Nazi Germany a daring act in itself. This volume covers the period from the beginnings of the Holocaust to the end of the war, telling the story of Klemperer's increasing isolation, his near miraculous survival, his awareness of the development of the growing Holocaust as friends and associates disappeared, and his narrow escapes from deportation and the Dresden firebombing in 1945.

Shocking and moving by turns, it is a remarkable and important document, as powerful and astonishing in its way as Anne Frank's classic.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474623186
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.53089924043
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 516g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 44mm